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oh dear god… seriously?


Gave each of the boys a list last of things to  pack for this weekend.   They are spending one night with my parents and another with friends.   The list did not include toiletries.. I packed those separately.

All 3 lists were exactly the same.  I’m getting ready to leave my house and am putting all 3 bags by the front door so my mom can grab them later.   Number Two’s bag feels exceptionally light.   I unpack it.

To be clear, that is a black t-shirt (men’s…  not his), a suit jacket, 2 pair of basketball shorts, 4 pair of underwear and 2 single, unmatched socks.   That is his attire for the weekend.

I’m repacking his bag with only those items.  I’m packing him a second bag with actual clothes (if they go out to dinner or leave the house) but I don’t want my mom to tell him she has it.   I need to see him make 3 days out of outfits with the items above.


Update: he’s with my parents, it’s a super good look.


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13 Responses to "oh dear god… seriously?"

  1. I would do the same thing and my son would probably pack that way. When they go on a sleepover now there is an extra suitcase for their stuffed animals.

  2. Cheri says:

    Hilarious!!!!!!!!!! They have to learn the hard way!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Kelley says:

    That is so freaking funny!!

  4. leahpv says:

    I laughed so hard

  5. krissylou says:

    Holy God, I need to start having my boys pack their own bags! They are 11 and 8- why do I always forget that they have arms and brains? Whenever we leave town, I pack 3 bags of clothes(and food, alcohol, swim gear, any other items necessary) and my husband can barely manage to pack 1 bag for himself. At the last minute. As my boys and I sit in the car and wait.

    Number Two is hilarious.

  6. Tina says:

    OMG Dying over hear, laughing hysterically, Holy Shit, cracking up like crazy! Cause this is exactly how my Husband packs!! And I always have to repack for him!

  7. Megan says:

    I am cracking up right now because this goes on at my house but with three girls. My girls and your boys would get along so great :)

  8. OMG I should so send my G10 to hang out with him, she packs this way also, they can trade mis matched socks back and forth to get thru the short trip, don’t know what to tell ya about his pants!! I see he didn’t pack any, but maybe G10 would trade him leggings for that jacket! LMAO

  9. Jade says:

    I love the picture you posted on FB of him in one of his outfits :)

  10. AnnieBrowne says:

    HAHA! That’s awesome! Would love to see pics of him in his weekend wardrobe!

  11. Shannon says:

    Lol….I have 3 boys too, 10, 12 and 14. I tell them to pack for their dad’s and it’s a spin of the wheel as to what makes the cut.

  12. Tia Reimers says:

    I love this one :) You should really post the pic of him in his outfit with this post! Too funny!

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      i have one!! hold on.. give me 10 and this post will be updated ;)

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