We’re on our family trip to the Great Smokies. Yes, all sixteen of us! My job? Hold us together in order. Here’s how I’m doing this.
I spent three hours in the car on the way here with my notebook. An inspired plan I think. Divide the crew into four teams. Plan all menus in detail. Then assign a team for cooking and one for cleaning at each meal.
Day One has come and gone, and we did it in joy. I was so pleased. A great time was had by all, and I was feeling a little proud...until the third person informed me they could not find any underwear for Josiah.
“What? Impossible!” I said. I was certain I had carefully packed them in the zipper compartment of his bag. But when he arrived in the van for our family bike ride around Cades Cove underwear-less, I became a believer. So I’m adding underwear to my checklist in the notebook for next year’s trip!