A quiet car ride. / I have tuned out the constant / Call, “Are we there yet?” / What a great relief / Fantastic gets throw-up out / Of the car’s rear mat. / Arrive at the house. / I thought you had the damn keys. / Day one: Motel 6. / It’s so relaxing. / Nothing could wreck this day. / Mom! Punch fell in the lake. / Cooking cleaning and / Laundry. Vacations are a / Lot more work these days. / Perfect children play. / Polite, respectful and kind. / And then I wake up. / Sunburn and bug bites, / SPF and Skin So Soft / When can we go home?