So we got the Collective Spawn some rad little be-wheeled suitcases today and after my kid is shoveled into bed, we will smuggle them into the house and conceal them, probably under our bed or something.
Our bed is kind of low-lying, so I sure hope they fit.
If not, we will conceal ordinary shopping bags under the bed and transfer the items therein to the suitcases on the night before the trip.
We plan to pre-pack most of the stuff they’ll need — clothes, mostly — so that once they are all asleep, we can get our stuff all packed up and ready to go. I think we may even throw the bags into the back of our van so that when our friend The Amazing Kirsten arrives, one of us can be herding the children into their shoes and coats while the other one flings the bags from our van into Kirsten’s, out in the driveway. The curtains will be closed so the little buggers will be none the wiser.
Thus will Sneakitude: Maximum Level be achieved.