"I won't." I said.
"Just take the essentials. The bare minimum." He said.
"I will." I said
"Don't pack the kids in like sardines." He said.
"I won't." I said
And then I filled the van with 3 suitcases, 4 duffel bags, 2 strollers, 3 sleeping bags, 4 pillows, half a dozen backpacks, 2 coolers, 1 booster seat, 3 swim floaties, 1 potty chair, 3 bags of food plus too many miscellaneous items to count!
But today I'm starting my solo trip cross country with all four kids. To say I'm a little nervous and therefore overpacked is a huge understatement!
Only 1400 miles to go and the kids and I will be back in Minnesota for the first time in a year!!!