I know, she isn't thinking about packing yet, but I am. I know that the bus will have limited cargo space and students will be given restrictions on the amount of luggage they can each take. And, I am not used to packing for a winter time trip, when clothes are much more bulky and take up more space in a suitcase.
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Since it is winter, and I think it is colder in Quebec than it is in our part of Ontario, I am planning to make sure she has lots of layering pieces to take. She wears a lot of leggings, so I think comfortable, warm winter leggings are perfect for this trip. Leggings are easy to pack and don't take up a lot of space and it is easy to mix and match a few outfits with a couple of pairs of leggings. To pair with the leggings, Emily has a few nice, patterned tuniques, which will look cute and also pack easily.
Her host has told her to bring skates. This is a source of stress right now, as Emily has never enjoyed skating, nor does she own skates. She told her host that she doesn't skate and he said that in Quebec everyone skates. So, this weekend we will get out and pick up a pair of skates for her. I am thinking a little practice before hand might not be too bad of an idea either.
As soon as exams are over, I think we'll take an inventory of what she has and make a list of anything she might need picked up. Scrambling the night before is status quo around here and I would love to feel relaxed and organized for her mid-winter exchange.