Tuesday, June 29, 2010


With summer vacation in full swing for all the little kiddies, we start the season of sleepovers. A week at Grandma's, a couple of days at Aunt Becky's or an overnight stay at a friends house, we should always make sure that we send off our little ones prepared not only with pyjamas and their favourite stuffed animal for a good nights sleep but with the essentials they will need to start off their morning right and have a great day. A guest in someones home should always be as self-sufficient as possible, regardless of how old they are.

Toothpaste, their toothbrush, shampoo, and any specific items that are a part of their usual daily routine like allergy medicine, sunscreen or asthma medication. Don't leave your children in a position to have to borrow these items from their hosts, as that only sets an wrong example for them as to what is expected from a host and guest. These are the unspoken ways we teach our children good manners and proper social skills.

Keep a handy checklist of your family's travel essentials in your home journal or on your computer, ready to be printed off at any time the occasion arises and you will always be prepared to properly pack for each family member.


mFw said...

Great post and so true!!!

Housewife Bliss said...

handy post -- and so very true, thanks for sharing...I just love that image!

James said...

Good advice as always

High Heeled Life said...

Great post ... although we have not yet been blessed with children of our own.. friends' and family's children often ask to spend an overnight or two at "aunitie's and uncle's" - especially now that we are out in the country .. its like going to camp for the little ones. HHL

bevy said...

Great post... I have a checklist for each boy on my computer.

Actually, we have different ones for different events: hunting weekend with their grandfather, winter weekend in the mountains, our week in the mountains, our weeks at the beach, etc. They love to use them, and it makes my life so much easier!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Lily, This is such great advice.
Why didn't I think of this?! I hope you had a great visit with your L3's!
Have a pretty night!

Krystal said...

very good idea :)

Mommy Mayhem said...

This is totally true. Its refreshing to know that Im not the only parent trying to teach proper etiquette!

A Refocused Life said...

Such a great idea. Love the image of the little suitcase.


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