How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel

Everyone has their traveling stories – the tales of hopeless airline snarls, getting lost with a little one and no time to spare on a road trip, or taking on the super-human effort of packing everyone in your family up for a vacation only to find out that the hotel never actually noted your reservation and doesn’t, in fact, have a room for you. Those are the kinds of stories you’ll laugh at in about five years. Or maybe ten.

With this delightful anthology, you get the laughs without the personal disasters and expense. How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel is packed with stories that will ring true for anyone who has ever negotiated unfriendly traveling conditions, or companions. Have you ever found yourself playing Toddler Jukebox, non-stop, on a four hour roadtrip? Elrena Evans has, and informs you that you can sing “ABCB Spider” exactly 488 times. Ever found yourself identifying with Holly Korbey’s husband when he suggested to his toddler that the reason behind the rain on the day of the Great Airplane Trip, two days before Christmas, was because God was laughing at Mommy so hard he was crying? The excellent essays include stories of all the travel extremes, from knotty airline travls during holidays to a week’s vacation with three little ones to the beach, to a mommy-pilot taking her daughter on her first plane ride (as co-pilot, no less), to traveling Europe with a cranky teenager who refuses to speak English or pull out a map when lost – a sure givaway to the tourist status.

This book will give you a light dose of humor – and perspective, if you’ve been lucky enough to avoid such traveling misadventures. The best stories are the ones that everyone has experienced in some form or another, and this book won’t disappoint.

Age Recommendation: suitable for just about anyone.  Parents will particularly enjoy this anthology, but any older child with younger siblings (like me!) will also find this collection humerous.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. MomMom  |  November 2, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Meggie,
    This was wonderful. I enjoy your humor and wish I had some of your wit. Your writing is tremendous. The only problem I had was that I kept losing your work and had to keep putting it in the blanks provided. Must be doing something wrong. Love you.

    Reply

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