Friday, August 08, 2008

Overheard While Packing

My role in packing, which we began in earnest last night, is pretty limited. Essentially, I sit there and watch the dynamic, as Desi and the kids bargain over what goes and what gets left behind. Here are some notes I took while observing the (mostly) conflict-free proceedings...

I'm going to buy flip-flops as soon as we get there. Julie, after realizing that her flip-flops were not going to make the cut. Overall, Julie is bringing four pairs of shoes, which is pretty impressive for a girl with a closet full of every type of footwear imaginable.

I packed as many reds as possible. Z, talking about his underwear. You see, 2009 is the year of the ox in the Chinese zodiac, and Z happens to be an ox. When it is "your" year, you are supposed to wear red every day. Given that most of Z's clothes are blue and black, he's counting on his underwear to make next year auspicious.

Where's the other sock? Desi, after Z tried to pack one sock without its match.

She sticks her nails into my arms and leaves permanent marks. Z, after he and Julie had some kind of fight.

Mommy, are you going to give me a bun on the plane? Julie, thinking ahead to her hairstyle possibilities come travel time.

We're going on a trip...a very long trip. Z, to Monkling, his stuffed monkey, who is apparently joining us in China.

What is Daddy writing? Desi, wondering what I was up to while everyone else was working...



At 6:11 PM, Blogger The Balla Family said...

Actually, Mom was the one talking about my underwear. Since it will be the year of the ox, me, I have to wear red.



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