Packing Can Be Dangerous

The last couple days I've been working on packing for vacation. It's much more dangerous than I originally anticipated.

I have ten bruises on my knees and shins (I counted), and my left big toe nail is covered by a band-aid after I bent it backward yesterday.

See, the weight limit for each bag on the plane is 50 pounds. So before we leave I pack everything we're going to bring, and I weigh our bags.

I don't have one of those fancy hanging scales though, so I just step on our home scale and weigh myself, and then step on it again with the suitcase, and I can get a pretty accurate idea of how heavy it is.

My arms, however, are still toothpicks, despite carrying a 16 pound baby around every day. So I can't just lift the bag off the floor with my arms, I have to lift, kick it up with my knees, and then once it's up I can hold it for ten seconds while the scale computes.

When you do this with a 60 pound bag, it can get dangerous. Hence the bruises and the torn toenail.

Don't worry though, I got our bags down to 45 and 41 pounds, so we should be good to go!

And I must say, Wyatt has been pretty patient with me the past couple days as I've been running around gathering items to wash or put in our suitcases.

My little laundry and packing buddy.


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Danielle said...

look at him chillaxing! he is very cute! packing is definitely zero fun! we are packing to move :/

Kara @ Just1Step said...

I'm so so sad I'm not going to get to see you. :(

Kathryn said...

Oh my, I had to laugh. But I'm so sorry about your toe and your bruised legs. It sounds just like me and just like my life. Have a great vacation!

Natalie said...

Too funny! I hope the traveling goes better than the packing ;)

Melissa said...

Ok, that is crazy! And i'm so sorry you had to go through all that just to weigh some bags!! But wow...Wyatt is a CUTIE! :)

Lauren said...

you seriously should get one of those hanging things! one of the best things we've ever done! and love your little man, he is too cute!

Mrs. H said...

Sorry you are getting hurt! But what a cutie Wyatt is! Have a great time.

Amanda said...

Wyatt is adorable! Have fun on your vacation!

Melanie said...

Looks like he's having fun helping momma out! Hope you guys have a wonderful vacay!

Marina said...

You have to practice more with a baby! :)

Anna said...

Wow, I'm sorry your packing was so injurious! I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

Jenene said...

We did not have the luxury of weighing our bags beforehand, and we packed in a big hurry. I'm surprised (and thankful) that both suitcases were still within the weight limit!

Jennifer said...

I feel ya. I bruise SO easily. It drives me crazy. I do the least little thing and I get 10 bruises. My arms are toothpicks too. I'm probably the weakest person on earth. I've been doing push ups for a few weeks now and it hasn't even helped! ha! Have fun on your trip!

Lauren said...

That's what I did when I was packing my bag last week! Hope you have a great vacation. Wyatt looks like he's having lots of fun helping!

Savories of Life said...

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Julie S. said...

Packing could almost be fun with a helper as cute as that! :)

Jessica said...

Yikes, that sounds really painful! And that picture is adorable!

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