In a few hours we head out to the airport. So what does it take to move a family of four back to Haiti after three months here and a baby shower?
- 7 duffle bags of random items. The only thing missing is probably the kitchen sink. Potholders? Got ’em. Crib sheets?Got ’em. Bumbo seat? Got it. Office supplies? Yep. Quilts for the kids beds? Yes.
- 3 carry on bags crammed full.
- 3 “personal” items, also crammed as full as possible but made to look like they aren’t that full.
- 1 diaper bag.
I’m trying not to hyperventilate. The last hours of packing always stress me out because it seems like no matter how efficient I am, there’s always. more. stuff. We have all this space and yet it always gets filled up. And I’m sitting here still thinking that we have some stuff to get in Seattle, so there needs to be some bag shuffling and repacking. And that stresses me out. And the stupid thing is that I know it’s all going to be fine, but until we get through the check in phase and watch the bags go down the belt I don’t let out that sigh of relief. Usually when we travel, we’ve got 4 check ins, and that’s a lot. Now we’re traveling with two kids and I feel like it’s a bit of a gong show.
And now the baby is crying. You can be praying for us as we travel. That would be nice.