As Lloyd alluded to in his post, one of
my our goals was to pack as light as possible. He was going to San Antonio for Brittney’s confirmation, and he wanted to take a suitcoat to Texas. To Texas. It is a million degrees there in the winter, let alone spring, but whatever. It presented the opportunity for me to shop!
I found a tri-fold garment bag online for 30 bucks. It’s not anything magnificent, but for the price, I was impressed. It folded in thirds to make a neat-o carry-on.
- his suitcoat
- two Hawaiian shirts
- a pair of jeans
- a swimsuit
- sleeping shorts
- a t-shirt
- socks & underwear
- flip-flops (for the pool)
It could have held more, but this was its trial run and plus – I said he didn’t need any more stuff. Yes, I’m a tyrant. I had mentally packed my tiny bag (tomorrow’s post) a dozen times in my head, so it was flabbergasting to me that the night before he mumbled, “What am I going to take?” and then spouted some nonsense about three pairs of socks for a two-day trip. What a child.
He really balked at the idea of not taking his toiletry bag, but was adventurous enough to cave and shut me up try my space-saving ideas. He really pared it down. Aside from this baggie, he took a brush and his electric razor.
In the baggie:
- six Q-tips for his spotless ears
- a mini-toothbrush from a dollar store 5-pack (tiny travel score!)
- a dollop of hair goop inside the container I used for my braces wax
- the innards from an old deodorant (He’s brand-loyal and they didn’t have a mini size.)
- two Azo tablets (Don’t leave home without them.)
I told him he could bum toothpaste off his sister. Christina, if he didn’t tell you – he used your toothpaste.