Now Reading: PICS of our planning / packing for a week's vacation… :)

PICS of our planning / packing for a week's vacation… :)

We go to a lake town in upstate NY every August.  

We stay for 7-9 days and we stay at a hotel that gives us a full kitchen. 
So every year in the week leading up to our trip wifey uses our home office as her staging / packing area.  She uses the home office because we normally gate it off from Kyle and he doesn’t normally care to go in there so she knows he won’t mess with it
As you can imagine along with his clothes, she packs a TON of food and a TON of the king’s toys, books, etc and of course his big green ball. 
Here’s a pic of the staging area last August. This was taken 4 days before we left. 

And here’s what the minivan looks like when it’s all packed up. 

This pic was taken last august but it could have been any year. I take this pic every year before we depart and every year it looks almost identical. 
Anyway this year wifey couldn’t use the
Home office as a staging area cuz Kyle was scheduled to have some therapy in there in the days leading up to our trip. 
So she found a great spot to store all the food stuffs that we are bringing. 

Looks innocent enough. But behind it lies a secret… A secret stash… 

She put a blanket over it and his majesty never discovered it. 🙂
And then for the rest of the stuff she has been using Kyle’s bedroom as her staging area…

He literally only sleeps in there so it doesn’t get in his way and he hasn’t really messed with it. 
So that’s it. I just wanted to show you how wifey does it cuz I find the whole thing fascinating and I’m living it so I thought maybe y’all would find it fascinating or at least interesting. 
and what my job you ask?  I have the most important job!  I packed my clothes and I pack and plan out all the Kings medicines for the week, 

and i pack and plan out all our electronics and chargers and adapters (iPads, laptops, DVDs, phone chargers, headphones, etc)
Plus i drive the 4 hours there and back. 
Basically i do all the daddy duties!
Anyway that’s it. I thought some of you my find a slice of our lives interesting. 
We’re off tomorrow!   Look for the 2015 picture of the minivan all packed up hopefully by about 11am. 
Over and out!

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Frank Campagna

I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).

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  1. For the record, I found it both fascinating AND interesting. Especially because next week we'll be heading upstate ourselves with our own little king and his big sis. Fun times. 🙂