Wise Women Friday: Marcelene Cox

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Words of wisdom from the twentieth-century humorist Marcelene Cox:

A vacation frequently means
that the family goes away for a rest,
accompanied by a mother,
who see that the others get it.

Contents of my suitcase:

Children's Tylenol

Because ensuring that others get their rest is fraught with danger.
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SP said...

AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH! I need to follow your blog too!!!

Desiree said...

purely medicinal only in vast quantities.
Where is your family enjoying its rest?

Posey Lynn Poole said...

Wish I had known to take these items a few weeks earlier. Maybe now I wouldn't feel that I need a vacation after the vacation!!

Jean Spitzer said...

Sounds like a very wise packing list.

Margaret said...

SP: Thanks for the visit. I look forward to hearing from you more often.

Dez: Oh yes. Purely medicinal. We are bound for the beach.

Posey: Oh no. Sounds like your vacation had too much drama.

Jean: It is a Wisdom born of experience.

... daisy... said...

well then... have a nice (and safe) holiday! ;-)))

Lynne said...

What no Benedryl? What is someone has a severe allergic reaction? Or what if you want to drug your child to sleep??? (LOL)

As for the Band-Aids, I recommend the Blister Band-Aids. Have you seen them? They are great!

Have fun!

Joanne said...

The beach, a perfect getaway. We love being pure beach-bums in the summer!

Bec said...

I'm in Oregon with my daughter . . . and infant tylenol, benadryl, desitin, and guilt from leaving her in a strange place with a babysitter so I could go wine tasting.

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Laila Of Course! said...

Hahah, loooove the post. :) I concur, I feel so awful for my mom whenever we go on trips. Ugh. Oh well. I'm going to have to go through the same when I have kids!

Be sure & stop by and leave a note!


Cafe Observer said...

Did you 4get the Kaopectake? I hear it now comes in bacon flavor, which may appeal to you.

I usually don't associate vacations with relaxing, refreshing, and restful.

Petrea said...

I have to take a staycation this year, but I think I'll pack the same stuff.

pasadenaadjacent said...

The list gets bigger if you go camping

Shell Sherree said...

No kids, so I can go straight to the last item on the list. I'll get the blackcurrant flavoured one, though, to keep up my fruit intake.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic packing list!!Unseen Rajasthan

Bec said...

2 bee stings later, glad I packed some stuff and wish I had some hard stuff left.

JCK said...

Even though I'm a whiskey drinker, I believe Vodka should definitely be up higher on the list. OH, yes.

Desiree said...

Harumph--I suppose because you're on vacation you feel you can abandon your faithful readers--

gaelikaa said...

Everywhere, and I don't care where it is, nobody realises that mothers need their rest. Well, they do in theory, but........

J&D said...





Alison said...

so true! good post!

Coppertop said...

Yes! Love your blog.