1. Our daughter was packing up for a week-long ministry trip - which you know if you're a regular reader here.
2. Our son packed up for an overnight, and a day at a Renaissance Fair.
I didn't mention ANYthing to our daughter about packing. However, she had her bags packed almost a week in advance. Her exit was organized and unhurried.
Our son had SO MUCH LESS to pack, and I suggested ahead of time that he prepare since he was having a friend over beforehand. To him, this meant grabbing a sleeping bag and his allergy meds. So, when we were done eating dinner and I said, "Are you all packed?" he looked at me with something close to panic, and said he had never THOUGHT about clothes! Um, hello? His exit was unorganized and LATE.
I thought my suggestion ahead of time might've been a "heads up," but alas, no. Go figure. Boys will be boys.
I washed it out for him... and while it sat on the counter, I could almost envision it added to my collection of counter-goodies in the kitchen. I'm just sayin'. It reminds me of something else that I've admired lately.
AND ONE MORE THING... Happy Birthday to my friend Donna. Every time I see her she tells me that she reads my blog faithfully -- so I know she won't miss this birthday wish! Have a lovely day! I hope it's filled with all the things you enjoy most!