If you have children, getting ready for a vacation is work. I have been planning and making lists for months, now I am wahing, drying, ironing and folding for three people. Mark only has to pack for himself, which of course, he does every week so it is no big deal for him. I on the other hand, have to pack for myself and the boys. Plus figure out and find/purchase anything special we might require for this particular trip.
I like to be prepared for things. When I was pregnant the first time, I read all the books and magazines I could get my hands on. When one of Jonathan's friends was diagnosed with dyslexia and Jonathan seemed to match some symptoms, I bought a book. My niece has Autism, we bought books. When we went to Walt Disney World a couple of summers ago, I bought books and studied them. So, now we are going on a Disney Cruise - of course I have a book. I want tips and ideas and what to expect lists and what to wear suggestions.
I found packing list ideas and adapted them to our needs, then bought all the stuff I thought we might need. Now all the clothes and other things must be packed. The night before we left for WDW, I had a meltdown over the packing situation. I am not sure why now, but I was convinced that it was not going to work for some reason. I was tired and possibly hysterical, but it all worked out. Just thinking of that makes me tired. I need a vacation!
P.S. 3 days, 18 hours, and 43 minutes!