Going to Greece my kids wanted to pack themselves. I wanted them to have something more in the suitcase than cars, so I took Bronwyns about 1-year old advice on packing instructions for illiterate children.
First we checked how many days and nights we’d be away and talked through how often we change underwear and t-shirts. (yes, my husband made me aware of the many socks for a week spent by pool but coming from the north I can’t help but be prepared for the weather turning cold…)
Then they pulled out as many items as I had drawn up, the older one even looked at which clothes match. Some illustrations seem to have needed improvements… this really worked quite well and I only used my veto right in small adjustments.
Maybe the days were I am up packing still at midnight are soon over?!