It's been a hectic weekend and my son is off to Edinburgh in the morning for a week of outdoor "team building" activities. Naturally, because of the kind of weekend I've had, his packing has been last minute and I've just discovered one of the benefits of raising our no fuss- no nonsense, practical and economic son.
Instead of me doing all his packing myself, as I would normally do, I just called him up to do it with me
Left to my own devices, I tend to hum'n'haw over what and what not to pack and end up packing way too many extras "just-in-case" and have to remove the half of them)
Now working alongside my son, I left him to pick out his clothes and such (there's even a list provided of what to pack, right down to the number of pairs of socks to pack ) and I just folded and put into the case. Half packed I went to get some plasters (band-aids to you yanks ) because he agreed they might come in useful, I get back to find the case packed and shut and he's hauling it downstairs. Me being mum, not quite trusting everything is in and just so, I insisted on double checking (triple according to him )....we were done in 20 minutes And I'm not sure if I'm feeling "surplus to requirements"
Even my hubby was surprised we were done so quick, thought it would take me longer than that But that's because I'm normally packing for 4 not 1 I reminded him