Wednesday, July 7, 2010


packing 5 people
for two months
with today's airline baggage restrictions
is not what i call
a good time.
i find myself stopping
to do unnecessary things
like sharpening the pencils,
mending that hole,
adding a bookplate in that new book,
scribbling down one more recipe,
just to distract myself
from the task at hand.

the girls,
on the other hand,
are dying to be a part of the project.
finally i decided to let them help
by picking out their clothes,
task by task.
"okay, now find 4 dresses
and lay them on your bed,"
which they did with such anxiousness.
they finally have gotten down the rule
'no unpacking what mama has packed,'
thank goodness.
and we are making progress.

but i just may have to declare
this evening
a movie evening,
while i sift through their ideas
of what to pack.


Mindi said...

Two months? Back to France? How fabulous! Enjoy!

Ann said...

It's not an original comment, but two months? Back to France? Wowzers.

OnGod'sErrand said...

Hope you're having a great time (again.) Keep posting so we can enjoy your time there too.

Ann said...

Where are you? I miss you.

Mary said...

Can we come visit? :) loves!