Mom: E, are you entirely ready for scout camp?
E: I have everything packed that I will need.
Mom: Go get your bag and the list and let’s look at them together.
Mom starts looking through the bag. . .
Mom: E, you only have 2 pair of underwear for 5 days.
E: That’s all the underwear I own
Arguing ensues about how many pair of underwear the kid actually owns/has lost/are stuffed under his bed. After much debating, a frustrated mom goes to Wal Mart, because she loves the store SOO much, and buys another packet of underwear.
Mom: If I add these to your pack, are you going to wear them?
E: I dunno
Mom: Because you obviously don’t think you need them. So if I pack them and you don’t wear them, I may as well have left them home.
E: Well I can’t wear the same pair of underwear for three days each.
He put the extra underwear in the bag.
Last Night, we unpacked his bag from the excellent adventure. And yes, you guessed it, only 2 pair of the undies were worn. They all smelled of smoke and fish and sweat and had to be washed.
Thank goodness I have taught all of the kids how to use the washer.