My bag is overweight again. It always seems to be on these trips. I have my essentials, which are arguably more than is absolutely essential. But I also have diapers and stuffed toys and liquid Tylenol and bubbles…and three bottles of liquor (last time I checked, southern Iraq was still pretty freaking dry). I took the coloring books and the baby blankets out of my giant suitcase and put them in my carry on which gets the weight down on my suitcase to just shy of 70lbs, the reasonable upper limit for overweight luggage.
So, like I said. All packed. And now what? What am I going to do until my plane takes off?