What Women Pack

We started out all neat and tidy…

As the IBMer and I popped open our suitcases the first night of our girl’s only vacation, I realized a more appropriate title for this post would be: what women don’t pack. Left to our own devices (with no weight restrictions or fear of ridicule), we brought everything but the kitchen sink!

What we brought

  • Self help books
  • Trashy magazines (as in celebrity trashy, not skanky)
  • Sea Vegetables (makes a gross, yet good for you post-workout drink)
  • Flattening iron
  • Curling iron
  • Curling iron/hair dryer combo
  • Hot Rollers
  • Candicin
  • Prescription sleeping pills
  • Chic lit
  • Eater’s Digest herbal tea
  • 1 Gluten-free pre-packaged sandwich
  • 4 Pairs of sweats with accompanying (not matching) slobby T-shirts
  • 9 Toothbrushes
  • 5 Mascaras
  • 17 Articles of clothing from Lululemon
  • 14 Skirts
  • 5 Different kinds of gum
  • 7 Different types of sun screen
  • Self tanning lotion
  • 1 Jack knife
  • 1 Travel candle
  • 1 Can of Pringles (large!)

Here’s what we didn’t pack

  • Lingerie
  • Uncomfortable bras
  • Friday to Sunday night underwear
  • Condoms
  • Chocolate #majorfail

I can’t tell you how awesome it was to spread out over the entire room, and have no husband nagging us about it.

Crazy, right? Even better than being so indulgent in our packing was throwing our clothing everywhere. It looked like a bomb went off in our room and we didn’t care. We both admitted had it been our spouses who left their underwear lying on the floor (as I did) or took over the dining room table with all their crap (as she did), we’d be pissed. Hmmm. Good thing the huz never reads this blog.

What makes it into your suitcase when nobody is looking?