Some people think we live in the past, but I know we live in the future: why else are we so happy on the day before vacation even though we’re at work, and so down putting our things back in the suitcase, even though we’re still on vacation?
I’m totally mentally already on the plane to Israel – clothes are laid out all over, sunscreen is zipped into plastic bags, I have lists on my lists of things to do before we leave.
I’ve bought the Handi-wipes for cleaning hands, the Cottonelle wipes for cleaning other parts, the travel sized everything, and even already packed my makeup. I found Bulldog’s travel journal (please force your kids to write one, it’s the cutest thing ever to revisit later; last year’s California trip was tonight’s bedtime story!) and put that in a suitcase. I’ve been having daily conversations with our travel coordinator, Donna (who is a Godsend – if you need help with an Israel trip, Uncommon Israel is the way to go: email@example.com) All this preparedness is making DB wonder where his wife got to.
This is where you come in: what should I absolutely not forget to pack – and don’t say passports, they are out and at the ready!