We are going on a vacation... we are going on a vacation... we are going on a vacation..Packing for a big family is a challenge. Actually I don't mind packing, it's the unpacking and the organizing away from home that drives me crazy.
In the past I had each of the four older kids grab a back pack and pack one outfit per day, plus socks and underwear for each day.
I then packed a suitcase with clothes for myself and Nesiah, then I would pack a bag or two of supplies for everyone. It made for the least amount of luggage and no fighting over clothes etc.. at the destination.
However with 2 kids with lots of diapers, medical supplies and special feeding requirements I have to figure out a new plan.
Instead of several small bags, I packed all special formulas, medications, diapers, wipes, swim diapers, chucks pads, and medical supplies into a big tub. This I packed today...
As usual I made a list for each item that my kids need. However, instead of handing each child a list and a backpack to pack, I am asking them to bring the items to me. I am going to try something new this year.
It is still tons of stuff, but it will hopefully be better organized then in the past! We do ahve the big van but it can be a challenge to pack things in around the wheelchair securement system and the carseats.