|I never leave home without my red European man-bag.|
If I have any reason to make a list I will. I suppose it's not so much the list itself as it is the ability to then cross things off that list.
I will write something new on the list AFTER I've done it, just so I can cross it off.
Not only does it give me a sense of accomplishment, but it helps ensure I don't forget anything.
For my money, there is nothing worse than getting home from running errands only to realize I forgot one thing - usually from the place furthest from home.
Taking our first family vacation provided me with the perfect opportunity for some lists. Here's a list of those lists:
1 - things I needed to plan before we left
2 - things I could do to deceive Julia about the trip
3 - clothes to pack for me
4 - clothes to pack for Julia
5 - clothes to pack for the girls
6 - things to pack for the flight
7 - toys and books to pack for the girls
8 - toiletries to pack for all of us
9 - things we could buy once we got to our destination
10 - documents I needed to pack
11 - other things I shouldn't forget
Have you ever had that sinking feeling you were forgetting something? I have, but not often.
With my list(s) prepared well in advance, the actual packing takes less time since I don't have to think about what I'm missing. I just know it's all there since I've reviewed my list and added items as time went on.
Yes, I am probably a bit insane, but it all seems to work out - for the most part.
More on the vacation to come soon!