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Old 12-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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I have to say that in a twisted way, your packing woes have brought a smile to my face! I'm just starting to pack too, but my kids are pretty laid back and will be fine to "pick an outfit" from whats packed.
haha! 99% of my social media comments are intended to make others smile due to my 'suffering'. And frankly, it's a pretty easy feat when you have two, two year old terrors. I just post a snippet of my day and 'voila!' others tend to feel pretty darn uplifted about their own day! Cheers to you and your laid back crew!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #17
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I am packing now too! Leaving in 4 days and totally overwhelmed! I think I gave up on trying to only use 2 suitcase (for 5 of us!) lol. I have gotten some of the kids' outfits into ziplocs....so much to do!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:06 PM   #18
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I am packing today for my 2 girls, ages 6 and 2, we leave on Sunday and I'm the same way!! ugh. I love the ziploc idea, I am so stealing that. I also have this thing where I feel like because we are Disneyland, they should be wearing something "Disney" every day LOL.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #19
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We leave in 4 days with two girls, and thankfully, they're too young to have say in what they wear. But, I have to say, I'm jealous that y'all have enough clothes to start packing ahead of time! I'll be doing laundry the day before and saying a prayer for no accidents!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:49 PM   #20
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Dang, no way would even I consider trying to coordinate clothing for 8 days. How about do coordinating outfits every other day? So only 4 days? I feel like you're stressing yourself out for nothing. Its not worth it! Plus, like you said, it'll be cold so they'll be wearing their coats most of the time anyway!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #21
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Dang, no way would even I consider trying to coordinate clothing for 8 days. How about do coordinating outfits every other day? So only 4 days? I feel like you're stressing yourself out for nothing. Its not worth it! Plus, like you said, it'll be cold so they'll be wearing their coats most of the time anyway!
COld was soooo last week! Now Accu-make-me-vomit-weather says 80 and some rain! ha!

Stressed would be NOT getting on here to crack jokes about first world problems. The fact that I can vent about such truly silly things is part of the planning fun. Of course, I can say that now that the Ziplock bags are stuffed and in the suitcase. As to what is actually in those bags, who the heck knows!!

Question some of you may be able to answer though:

Anybody know where I can find no show socks for toddlers??!
I don't have time to order online and the only store I've found is Journey's but our local one doesn't have them.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #22
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I found some very low cut socks at childrens place. They were monster print and they had a different set for girls. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend them because they wouldn't stay up, maybe it was just the sock shoe combination, but disney is not the time to be testing new socks that may not stay put on your child's feet. Does your kid normally wear no show socks or would these be new?
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #23
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I found some very low cut socks at childrens place. They were monster print and they had a different set for girls. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend them because they wouldn't stay up, maybe it was just the sock shoe combination, but disney is not the time to be testing new socks that may not stay put on your child's feet. Does your kid normally wear no show socks or would these be new?
Thanks for Children's Place suggestion (or caution).

Truth be told, is that I'm not a sock fan and therefore my children rarely wear them! We live in the South so 80% of the year they are in open toed shoes. For Disney though, I'm planning to usually have them wear their Converse, and looking at the weather it will often be with skirts or dresses. Converse are soooo low that socks look silly but I know their little feet will be getting hot thus making no socks not a good plan!
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Target does have a "crew cut" type sock that aren't hideous! I've also gotten the ballet looking ones that are lower cut.
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Thanks for Children's Place suggestion (or caution).

Truth be told, is that I'm not a sock fan and therefore my children rarely wear them! We live in the South so 80% of the year they are in open toed shoes. For Disney though, I'm planning to usually have them wear their Converse, and looking at the weather it will often be with skirts or dresses. Converse are soooo low that socks look silly but I know their little feet will be getting hot thus making no socks not a good plan!
Yikes! The shoes my son had were low top converse! The low profile socks just did not stay up with those shoes, but maybe it was just my sons feet. I'm happy with him looking dorky in his hanes socks from walmart, they stay up great.
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I go overboard with custom sewn outfits for our disney trips. We just went for four days and had three suitcases - and I only have two kids! I use a spreadsheet for planning wardrobe. I plan out each day, (morning &night), based on our touring schedule (what park we will visit on what day, what our dining plans are, etc) down to shoes and accessories. That way I kind of have a packing list to go from as I pack, plus then my husband can help get kids dressed because he knows who is wearing what and when. I'd be happy to share the spreadsheet with you! You can download it here: http://www.stephaniecombs.com/outfitplanner.pdf

And yes, I realize that sounds crazy to some of you, but we LOVE it! The kids get so much pixie dust and fun treats for being dolled up cute. Just this past weekend at Disneyland we got to be the family that "opens" California Adventure, the cast members picked us up off the street in carsland and stuck us at the beginning of the line for Luigi's Tire ride (no waiting!), and the same for Toy Story over in Paradise Pier. We got free buttons, pins, extra special attention from characters, etc. It's part of the fun of going to Disney for us to dress up
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