This is how Zach looks each day when we leave the boat lately.
Yes, those are TWO backpacks on this little 4 year old body. And they are filled to the brim with, well, everything. Books, rocks, gnomes, socks, extra clothes, snacks, gold coins, pencils, notebooks, dolls, wool, needle & thread, rope, compass, binoculars, buttons, you name it. He now needs a a good 1/2 hour warning before we head out the door to ready his packs. And he really does carry them, never once has he passed them off to me.
"You know me, I always need to pack," he says with a sly smile.
"Where are you going pal?" I ask.
"That doesn't matter mommy. As long as I am ready for anything."