Is this just completely unreasonable? Travel prep question?
Setup... I have a five-day convention I have to attend for work. The day after I get back home from that, at 4 in the morning, one of my two high school kids has to leave for a trip to an event for her field of study...five days away from home with two dozen other kids and three teachers. I typically do the packing for the family, and I'm aware of TSA regulations and so forth, so it's a good fit. I even tend to pack for my husband when he travels for work or pleasure.
Is it completely ridiculous of me to purchase my child three more pairs of jeans (she has enough of everything else to make the trip and still have daily wear while I'm gone without additional purchases), so I can pack her luggage for her trip BEFORE I leave on mine and just stash it in the closet until she needs it? My mindset is that I really don't want to roll in here at 8 pm and have to double check her luggage to make sure she hasn't forgotten anything...then make sure what she needs (they have a dress code for the event) is clean and so forth. I have only 7.5 hours of possible sleep time between when I get back and when she has to leave. I don't want to waste any of it trying to make last-minute fixes for her trip. Part of me says I'm being reasonable. Another part says it's a useless expense and I'm being ridiculous. I can just pack everything else and tell her to have a stack of three more pair of jeans waiting for me to pack when I get home. That will force her to be proactive and wash the jeans and set them aside for me to pack.
Yes, before someone asks...I am a bit OCD and have some anxiety problems, but so does this child. Grin... We're usually pretty functional, but sometimes I feel I'm going overboard. Thankfully, my husband doesn't argue it when I do things like this.