WARNING: This post might be a classic case of overshare. Read at your own risk.
So, Heather and I are sitting here in Myrtle Beach, enjoying ourselves immensely. But I have already had a couple of instances of not being prepared. The worst would be on the drive here. Nate got so excited that he forgot to tell me he had to go to the bathroom in time, resulting in an accident. We stopped at a tiny gas station in East Tennessee to clean up, and I made two discoveries.
Bad discovery #1: I allowed my daughter to pack for both herself and her brother. Unfortunately, in the hurry as we left, I failed to check her packing. She forgot Nate’s underwear. Awesome. Lesson Learned: Always check your kid’s job of packing. They might forget something essential.
Bad Discovery #2: I started my period early. With no supplies. And the gas station didn’t have any supplies, so I had to drive to a local grocery store, which then informed me they didn’t have public bathrooms, so I had to drive back to the original gas station to take care of things. Awesome. Lesson Learned: Always, always, always have tampons or maxi pads on hand. Even if you’re not about to start your period.
Okay, Home Eccers, it’s your turn: what is an essential item you have forgotten before when packing for a vacation?