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When packing the car, do you always have a "oh that'll squash in between the DC in the back" item?

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Slubberdegullion Fri 17-Jul-09 14:20:39

Because I have 5.

Pillows

Cool box

Gubbins and paraphenalia for the beach.

Washing up bowl-come up-chuck bowl.

Bags of books/toys for the dc.

It's not all going to fit between the dds is it?

goddamn you camping stuff
<shakes fist at car>

<heads back to car for 3rd re-pack>

Glitterknickaz Fri 17-Jul-09 14:24:15

yep, sleeping bags under DC, pillows around their legs in footwells.... shoes etc in car door pockets and loads packed around the dog crate!

Slubberdegullion Fri 17-Jul-09 14:33:59

I have all the space around them already accounted for with bags of clothes, sleeping bags etc. There is a 60cm gap between their car seats for all the rest of the stuff on the list...that or DH is going to have to do a seriously good roof box pack tomorrow morning.

Oh he is going to be thrilled.

bronze Fri 17-Jul-09 14:34:58

yes... another child

MadreInglese Fri 17-Jul-09 14:35:08

<ahem>

roofbox

MadreInglese Fri 17-Jul-09 14:35:26

ah whoops, xposts

serenity Fri 17-Jul-09 14:40:21

We have three, so not much extra room but...

DSs sit on our quilt, and have various pillows to lean on.

Coolbox lives in front of DD, rucksack of fragile items is on the floor between DSs feet.

DH usually ends up with something between his feet too.

Being the driver I get nothing grin (except the sweets in the side of my door...)

LadyOfWaffle Fri 17-Jul-09 14:41:47

The cool box grin

Slubberdegullion Fri 17-Jul-09 14:44:46

Do you reckon I could make some sort of padded suit around the dds with the pillows, blankets and sleeping bags and just give them a small port hole for their faces? Or maybe a straw poking though?

At least that would stop them squabbling.

bigTillyMint Fri 17-Jul-09 14:50:00

Now our DC's don't need their car seats, we can stuff even more under and around them - yay!

Slubberdegullion Fri 17-Jul-09 14:50:46

envy

bronze has reminded me this is a very good reason not to have any more children.

gardeningmum05 Fri 17-Jul-09 15:00:49

we tend to squash the kids in round the camping gear blush shut the boot and hope for the best wink

Slubberdegullion Fri 17-Jul-09 15:23:06

lol gardeningmum, now that is an approach I had not considered before grin

Ponders Fri 17-Jul-09 15:49:52

serenity, "rucksack of fragile items is on the floor between DSs feet"

not that fragile then grin

4andnotout Fri 17-Jul-09 16:10:04

Our tent goes between the dc's grin

My van is liable to explode camping equipment half way across the channel!

nikkid21 Fri 17-Jul-09 16:39:10

coolbox and one of the 40l flexi tubs full of food go inbetween them. They also gnerally have the wine & beer under thier feet.

Slubberdegullion Fri 17-Jul-09 17:01:12

shit! wine! aaaargh

Glitterknickaz Fri 17-Jul-09 17:49:12

MadreIngles.... got a roof box..... got a trailer....
there is never enough room!

serenity Fri 17-Jul-09 20:15:13

Ponders -I typed fragile because I didn't want to admit to having a rucksack containing various DSs, CDs and DVDs (too many camping trips involving long protected periods of evening rain and stircrazy children, we now go prepared)

So no not that fragile, but a little bit embarrassing grin

Stinkyfeet Fri 17-Jul-09 20:22:36

When I was a child, the 3 of us would have to get in the car about half an hour before departure, and the car was packed around us!!

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