1. Blue straw fedora: usually worn sideways but always smashed down flat against his head. Sort of a theatrical 20th century street urchin.
2. Kipper: a stuffed animal based on his favorite TV show of the same name. My Dad jumped through some hoops to get this imported from Amazon UK, since it is a British show and they don't sell merchandise here. An early birthday gift. It came with Pig and Tiger too, but Kipper is preferred. Jack is smitten and Ben is terrified that we will lose it.
3. Plastic duck bill necklace: Ben purchased on a whim for 33 cents in the post-Easter clearance bin. Jack can blow it to make a duck sound. He certainly likes to quack it, but lately only quacks on request.
No, he just likes to wear it.
So these three things must be before we can walk out the door.
Whether taking a car trip. Or shopping at Target. Or frolicking at the playground. Or any other excursion you can think of.