Debs G: Okay Little E, I want you to go and choose two pairs of shorts and two pairs of trousers and bring them to me.
Little E: Can I choose a skirt too?
Debs G: Yes, you can bring one skirt.
Little E: (rummages in cupboard) Okay, here they are, Mummy!
Debs G: Okay, um…now, how many shorts are here?!
Little E: Five. And one flower skirt. And one pair of jeans. And also these leggings.
Debs G: Okay, we only needed two pairs of shorts, but never mind, I guess if you have leggings and jeans you don’t really need another pair of trousers. (packs them all in the bag) What…what are you doing?
Little E: (rummaging in cupboard) I am getting some tee shirts.
Debs G: Good thinking! You need three tops.
Little E: Okay, here they are, Mummy!
Debs G: Um…right, how many tops are here? There’s eight. You only need three tops. Choose three.
Little E: Okay. I choose these three tee shirts.
Debs G: Good good good…
Little E: And also this Hello Kitty one with the long sleeves.
Debs G: Er…okay. I guess the Hello Kitty one is cute.
Little E: And also this one with the flower that is like the flower skirt.
Debs G: That’s uh…that’s five tops. Okay never mind. I guess you can layer some of these if it gets cold. Now, can you choose one dress to bring.
Little E: Okay, here Mummy!
Debs G: Whoa, that’s fast! But wait now, look here, that is not ONE dress, that is five dresses. Can you just choose one?
Little E: Okay, Mummy! I choose this butterfly one! Look, it is nice and cool and pretty.
Debs G: Very nice! Let’s put that in the suitcase here.
Little E: If it’s cold, I can wear this other blue one, and I can wear the Hello Kitty top underneath it and I will be warm and cosy.
Debs G: Fine, FINE, FINE!
Little E: Also, I can wear this cardigan, this jumper, and these woolly tights. In case it gets cold.
Debs G: Fine, FINE, FINE!!
Little E: And also I can wear this other skirt! And my fancy blouse!
Debs G gives up completely on packing light