Over breakfast in the hotel room, I said to the wife: "Do you want some sugar with that tea? I have some sugar packets I saved from the restaurant and plane."
Oh. My. Gosh. I have become my mummy.
Not only that, during the entire trip, I was making a checklist of things I must add to my travel packing list, like 2-in-1 coffee, instant noodles, and the little thingie that boils water in a cup.
I actually found leftover 2-in-1 coffee in side pocket of my luggage, because we borrowed mom's medium-sized suitcase. I remember thinking to myself, "Bless her, now I have coffee to drink in the cold Paris morning."
There were also leftover disposable travel toothbrush/toothpaste sets in there, and a foldable shopping bag which was useful for my trips to the laundromat.
A foldable shopping bag is also essential when you go to the supermarket (they charge €0.15 for a miserable plastic bag that breaks easily). I know exactly which one I plan to buy, the Tom Bihn shop bag .
And when you travel with small children, you also save packets of ketchup and mayo from the McD's. Also useful, plastic cutlery.
Now if you will excuse me, I have to run out and buy some milk at the Paris provision shop. I don't know what they call that here in France, Le Chahp Feau Peau?
By the way, that's not my hotel room above. It's Napolean III's apartment at the Lourve and somewhat above my budget.