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When my son had his first overnight at a friend’s house, the phone rang at 10 pm.
"Mom? I forgot my inhaler".
"No problem", I told him, "I’ll run it over".
Good thing he was right next door :)
So I hop over to the neighbors where I’m greeted at the door by two very awake boys.
"He also forgot his toothpaste," announced his friend, "so I let him borrow mine".
I thought things might be a little more organized with my daughter since she was older at her first sleep-over. But when I got there to bring her home the next morning, I could tell a few things hadn’t gotten into her overnight bag.
"Any chance you packed a brush?"
"Nope. But I remembered my toothbrush!" (score 1 for no cavities after cake & ice cream) – one of the other girls had forgotten hers and it looked like two others had also forgotten their hairbrush :)
Packing for a night away from home is something all kids need help with the first few times – it’s a life skill that will serve them well as they grow up and once they become more proficient packers, it’s a lot easier to get everyone ready for family vacations too.
But remembering what to bring can be difficult – especially when you’re excited to get to a sleep-over or head over the Grandma’s for the night (where I’m sure the kids will get spoiled just a little ;)
Today we’re sharing the skills needed to successfully pack a bathroom bag along with some free printables the kids can use as they get ready for their next sleep-over.