Three-Martini Family Vacation: A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting

Three Martini Family Vacation A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting Chill the glasses The author of the wildly successful Three Martini Playdate is back with irreverent and useful advice about life with children Wickedly funny essays offer helpful advice on harnessing

  • Title: Three-Martini Family Vacation: A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting
  • Author: Christie Mellor
  • ISBN: 9780811857338
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chill the glasses The author of the wildly successful Three Martini Playdate is back with irreverent and useful advice about life with children Wickedly funny essays offer helpful advice on harnessing the energy of toddlers gone wild on vacation, out to dinner, even just when grandmother stops by for a visit Parents will relearn the art of traveling, socializing,Chill the glasses The author of the wildly successful Three Martini Playdate is back with irreverent and useful advice about life with children Wickedly funny essays offer helpful advice on harnessing the energy of toddlers gone wild on vacation, out to dinner, even just when grandmother stops by for a visit Parents will relearn the art of traveling, socializing, and eating out like adults sometimes with well behaved children in tow In dozens of short, kicky chapters like Cocktail Parties Actually for Grown ups and The Theme Park Vacation A Last Resort, Christie Mellor gently reminds parents that family vacations can truly be fun.

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  • There are several other quotes that made me laugh as I was reading them, but these translate well out of context. "I go through life generally assuming, however erroneous this assumption may be, that most people don't adore children, and I have attempted to train my children to behave accordingly." (p. 69)"With a look of horror, I realized the place was absolutely crawling with them. Packs of children. In pairs and in gangs, they were everywhere. Where had they come from, and why didn't they go [...]


  • A friend lent me this book because she thought I’d appreciate the humor in it. For the most part, she was right! This is one in a series of books written by Ms. Mellor about challenges of parenting. She has a couple of boys, and writes to fellow parents about ways they can maybe keep their children from a) annoying the hell out of the rest of the world and b) not turning into total jerks when they are adults.I thought the premise was going to be about how to travel with children, but that’s [...]


  • Each person in the family gets to plan an entire day and the whole family must go along. your child will get a portion of the vacation exactly the way he wants it, but so will everyone else in the family, thereby slamming home to your child the message that the family is a team, and not simply his entourage. It is not only the actually day that is so much fun, but also the anticipation of your impending kingship or queenship, which is more than half the excitement. Time is spent planning, and li [...]


  • Finally a parenting book that says straight up how it is (or how it needs to be!) This should be required reading for new parents. Sometimes we all just nee d a reminder that we are the parent and the world does not need to center around the children! They are a part of the family, but not the only ones in the family who matter. Balance is certainly key. This is a quick fun book that is the sensibility that so many of today's parents need.


  • This isn't going to win any literary prizes, but it's fairly entertaining and VERY easy to read. There's less about travel specifically than I expected. But she does have some good advice on getting out in the world with children and not feeling locked in to 'family style' vacations/restaurants. She's also highly critical of parents who orchestrate too much of their lives around their children. That's where the humor comes in.


  • So this book isn't exactly what it says -- so far it doesn't have much to do with family vacations, but a lot to do with intrepid parenting. Anyway, it's my guilty pleasure -- it's hilarious, but I still regret the title and some of the mild cursing. This is a quick read and when I'm done, I'm looking for the others by this author. I LOVE the silly 50's illustrations!The book went downhill from there, actually. Not particularly interested in finding more from this author after all.


  • The essence of this writer is to not totally dive into your kids' life but to maintain a sense of identity yourself. She uses many anecdotal stories and different situations to highlight her message. Sometimes I laughed out loud and I really related to the section about visiting grandparents. Houwever it is not a must read for every parent.


  • A very light and funny book about young yuppie parents and the annoying traits they take on in raising their kids. LOL funny at times, with some parent-enhancing chapters on living-and traveling with children. A must read for parents with young children.


  • This book was so funny! LOVED it. Made me think of my SIL Paige, she would get a kick out of this book! Not a good baby shower gift as it would scare the hell out of any soon-to-be or new mom. I am looking forward to reading the other Three Martini books. Enjoy it with a few drinks!


  • This was a fun, light read. In it, Mellor makes some good points concerning uptight-child-centric parenting. The chapter "Staying with Friends Abroad" had me laughing out loud. Now I'm off to read the one


  • I could not pass up this title. Very dry, very witty, and I actually did laugh out loud in several places. Joshua kept asking me what was so funny, so I'd read him a sample, and then he would laugh out loud. A quick read. Very fun.


  • Waste --- She gives some tips for surviving as a parent and continue to live as an adult. Tries to be funny but really just annoys with her constant drone against shitty kids. Not really much useful advice. The one funny thing was the child name she kept using. Jackson, Tucker, Logan, etc.


  • Fun read and full of funny insights into the crazy world of parenting. She starts to get a little grating by the end, however


  • This was actually better than the first one, with more useful tips. Will definitely reread when we're ready to take our first vacation with The Boy.






  • I loved it. Great advice, but not doctor like. The author had a great sense of humor (IMO) and I agreed with a lot of what she had to say.



  • This was funny but not as much as The Three-Martini Play Date. But I love the descriptions of the people and the crazy things they do because they have kids. A quick read.





  • Not as clever at Three Martini Playdate, but still fun and contains a lot of good advise on making the kids behave when out amongst the civilized.


  • Good sound advice shared in a humorous format. If you don't think it's funny then this book is probably about you.


  • It is snarky and I really enjoyed it. It does have a little language 2 or 3 words. I reread it. It makes me smirk :)


  • This was so funny. As a parent you have to have a good sense of humor to enjoy it. It was a fast read and lots of fun.




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