May 042012
Not sure this will hold all of the pills
I will need for 24 hrs., but you get the gist

In theory, vacations seem like a good idea.  For me, however, the mirage of rest and relaxation doesn’t really compensate for the sheer stress of packing alone (forget even kid-wrangling once on said vacation).  This whole discussion is less applicable, however, as my family doesn’t really vacation anyway.  I have touched on packing frenzy before, but in this instance, I am talking solely about the stress of getting myself ready to leave for an overnight trip.  Somehow between my 20s and 30s, prepping for a “quick getaway” has becomes less of “toss a bunch of crap in a duffle bag” to “will I be able to fit all of my stuff in the large suitcase or should I take two?”.  The pill box alone scares me.  I envision needing something as pictured to the right, though I wish it had a handle for carrying convenience…And do they make special cases just to hold all of the special night creams I now require?  Also, my reading obsession leads to difficulties.  The sheer mention of the word “getaway” leads to fantasies of hours of peaceful relaxation.  This, of course, sends me into a panic.  Which book should I choose?  Would it be better to catch up on a few magazines instead?  It’s probably best to just pack EVERY SINGLE ITEM in our house with a printed word just in case.  Ergo, we are now going to scratch the whole suitcase scenario altogether and just load up a trailer for me to pull behind the minivan.  Yes, watch out–this Mom of the Year is making a definite care-free escape!

Just loading up for a quick overnight getaway…
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Meredith blogs at The Mom of the Year, dedicatedly earning her title one epic parenting fail at a time. When her kids aren't busy pummeling each other with Legos or requiring their 16th sippy cup refill of the day, she tries to offer quick, relatable laughs for fellow parents of the world and all their empathizers. She remains entirely terrified by crafts, promises to never share any useful household tips, and is fully committed to a less serious look at the world of parenting.

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  4 Responses to “An Overnight Trip”




    That's not really YOUR pill box, is it?

    As a person who has a phobia over swallowing pills (I cannot swallow them), that box is making me break out in hives… Do you have any creams for that?



    Tracey–no, I am not cool enough yet to actually rock a pill box quite this large. But your comment brings up a good point–I need to get one that is large enough to carry creams as well. So, basically, we're looking at a portable medicine cabinet?? 😉


    This was so funny! I know exactly what you mean about the book vs. a few magazines dilemma. Such a problem! Thanks so much for linking up with us for #findingthefunny this week!

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