days of the week (printable)

ever get so excited for a couple nights away (from little people) with the hubs or a group of friends and then a couple nights before your departure start to freak out about all the details that still need organizing and laundry that needs to get done and then wonder if the trip is worth all the agony?

that’s me.  every time.  but i know that it’s worth it and that the kids need parents that takes care of themselves and to know that they will survive, even if it means wearing a dirty uniform or eating cereal for dinner two nights in a row or  (fill in the blank)…..  so i go.  (peace out love bugs.)



in fact, last week i left my brood for an ah-mazing women’s retreat with our church and to help calm my nerves about leaving, spent 30 minutes (or so) putting together these little notes for each day i would be gone.  i included details for their day (whats for dinner, chores, etc.), and was also able to include their allowance and notes so they could find a pre-game treat i hid for each of them.

the laundry was also caught up before i left which is sort of a miraculous coincidence, and the monthly spread was a huge help because i knew the fridge and pantry was full of food… i don’t remember the last time i felt good about leaving, if ever!  and the kids raved about the bags for each day so i’ll definitely be using them again and want to share them with you.  keep reading for the download and how-to….

travel-printable-notes-and-bags-2to make the days of the week bags and note cards, download the template (HERE).  print the note cards (on page one) on card stock and cut along dashed lines.  print the rest of the pages (according to the days you will be gone) on text weight paper and cut along the dashed lines.

once the bags are cut out, fold the sides in a little past center and seal using a glue stick.  then fold the bottom up and glue in place….  adding a little between the layer of paper.

then fill out the notes and stuff the bags and you are ready to hit the road!

have any trips coming up where these bags might come in handy!?  or any tips or thoughts on leaving the kids behind?  we’d love to read in the comments!

oh and if you’re printer is out of ink, you may want to add it to your shopping list because i seem to be on some sort of paper kick and have another paper project planned for wednesday!

hope you had a fun weekend!

xo . rae

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  • Kim B May 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

    What a clever idea. Thank you very much for sharing!

  • meagan May 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    ahh, these are great! thanks for sharing! i have a hard time leaving the kiddos too…because 1)i often feel guilty but 2) its SO much work to actually leave! However, i’m leaving for a little sister trip next week and am going to use these for sure! 🙂

  • Jill K January 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Even us with teens need this! I just left for 11 days to visit my elder daughter, studying abroad. Felt bad leaving the teen behind (she joined up with dad later!) and wish I had had this. You’re a genius!! This should be sold all over the country. Families need this. : ) Many thanks, Jill

  • Tiffanie September 29, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    These are soooo cute! I’m printing extras to make into my saving/spending money envelopes!!! I love them! Thank you!