Okay so why am I telling you all this...you wonder? I recently had a moment of great satisfaction that I want to share. So at some point in our marriage, he decided he was a better packer than me, especially when it came to packing a car. I think early on I might have defended myself but over the years I just conceded and let him do it. The dotter's and myself would bring all our stuff to the driveway so Dad could load it in the van in a orderly manner. I can't really remember the last time I packed our van for a trip.
So a few weeks back, my sweet friends and Fleaology partners made the trek to CA to go to a big Flea Market there and to just have some fun in sunny So Cal. We spent all day at the flea market and between the three of us had a hefty haul. (Come to FLEAOLOGY May 5 to see some of the goodies we picked up.) Now my dear friend Paula drove her 12 passenger van with the seats out, so we had some good space.
Once we gathered all of our stuff together and looked at the van space, I had a moment of inspiration! I can do this! I can pack all this "stuff" into this van. It was like the old ME stepped forward, not the complacent ME or the "honey you can do it" ME. (And the honey wasn't there anyway.) It was fun and challenging and took about 45 minutes to pack but I DID IT!
It's funny how little experiences can help us remember who we are and what we can do!
Now I'm not saying I'm going to start doing all those things that take me an hour and him 5 minutes, but next time the van needs to be packed for a family road trip, I'll show him who has mad packing skills too!
I did get proof......see the pictures below.
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND COME TO FLEAOLOGY IF YOU CAN!
|A picture of the stuff, ready to be packed into the van.|
|Paula and Cathie trying to get pictures of all the stuff! I thought this was so funny, so I snapped a quick pic.|
|See how excited they were to know that we didn't need to leave anything behind?|
|Some of the awesome things we picked up. Some you will see at Fleaology!|