The Joys of Traveling With a Small Boy

We just got back from a three and a half day family visit to Los Angeles.  Now bear in mind that we weren’t traveling to a remote island outpost, 17 hours from civilization with no infrastructure, we were simply going to the largest city in California.  And also remember that LA happens to have a Trader Joes and/or an organic grocery store on almost every corner, lots of 24 hour pharmacies, and from what I’ve been led to believe, a fairly civilized way of life. 
So here’s what I packed for the SB:
One stroller
One booster seat
Four pool noodles
A hat
Assorted plates/bowls/cups
Four stuffed animals
A garbage bag crammed full of toys
Two blankets (one standard, one just in case SB had a fit because he missed it)
Two pillows
Three different kinds of diapers
An entire pharmacy devoted to keeping SB safe and happy
Snacks:
            Goldfish
            Organic cheddar bunnies
            Organic chocolate bunnes
            Raisins
            Granola bars
            Yogurt pretzels
            Raisin bars
            Organic pop-tart type things
            Cookies
            Juices
Sunscreen
Pool Floaties/toys
Clothes for almost every occasion (because you never know)
Bath stuff – toys, soap/shampoo
Three pairs of shoes
One lunchbox
Here’s what I packed for me:
A swimsuit
Shorts
Shoes
A few tops
Toiletries
Here’s what my husband packed:
Nothing.  Duh. There was no room.
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4 thoughts on “The Joys of Traveling With a Small Boy

  1. Luckily she's not a diaper dog (yet). And she doesn't have one of those creepy dog strollers that I saw everywhere at the center. Have those made it up north yet?

  2. Oh yeah, they've made it, along with regular strollers with Canadian dogs (it hasn't made that far north). Worst part is they expect to wheel them everywhere, claiming they're a 'service dog' that we can't touch. MJ

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