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by Christie Mellor


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Note: Ms. Mellor begins her parenting course in The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting, formerly titled We Were Here First, Kid, while Were You Raised by Wolves?: Clues to the Mysteries of Adulthood is a remedial course for children whose parents failed to apply the lessons of the first two books. As for the not yet in print You look fine, Really, your guess is as good as mine.

Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate, is a writer and actress. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two always-angelic sons. The Three-Martini Playdate has become a standard baby-shower gift from our family, and this sequel is even more fun. Please note, Mellor's delightfully acid wit is strictly for grownups; the narrow-minded, the self-infatuated and the judgmental just won't get it. But if you are ready to let your hair down with a frankly hilarious fellow-parent, this is the book for you.

The author of the wildly successful Three-Martini Playdate is back with more irreverent and useful advice about life .

The author of the wildly successful Three-Martini Playdate is back with more 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.

Three-Martini Family Vacation: A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting. 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. Chill the glasses! The author of the wildly successful Three-Martini Playdate is back with more irreverent and useful advice about life with children. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Three-Martini Family Vacation book. The book can be summed up as follows: do not allow your kids to rule your life. I know my parents didn't cater to us kids often. If they had company over, we were allowed to play card games with them for a little bit, then it was off to bed at a reasonable time so the adults could have their own fun.

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The Three-Martini Family Vacation : A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting. Probably the funniest book I have ever read on parenting. Mellor doles out wise parenting advice with a side of satire. A real break from other "real" parenting books and a quick read for the ever busy among us. A must for parents who can laugh at themselves and/or others.

The author of the wildly successful Three-Martini Playdate is back with more irreverent and useful adv. sometimes with well-behaved children in tow. Kids Parenting. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

I just finished reading Three-Martini Family Vacation: A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting and I fell in love with Christie Mellor’s candid way of telling me to get my ill-mannered children to behave before taking them on a fun, inexpensive holiday. She gives tips on broadening your child’s palate away from white foods and explains the many reasons why it’s better to stay with friends than a theme park.

Author Christie Mellor solves all the fundamental parenting issues with a wry, dry and funny twist. Illustrated with the author's charming, vintage paper-doll collages, The Three-Martini Playdate includes simple recipes, such as the Adult Punch in the chapter "Children's Parties: Not Just for Children.

Chill the glasses! The author of the wildly successful Three-Martini Playdate is back with more 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.

Comments: (7)

Kardana
I read her other book Three Martini Playdate when my son was still in the womb and it was a nice and realistic prep for motherhood. And hysterical. This second book was just as great.
Beazezius
I loved Three-Martini Playdate, the Three-Martini Family Vacation did not disappoint either; just as funny, insightful, and intelligently written as the first one, I love these books!
komandante
I was expecting a lot more out of these books. I ordered both, thinking they would be good for a laugh.
Maybe I have a different kinda sence of humor, cause it they didn't make me laugh at all.
The running alcohol theme was a bit much.
Mpapa
Loved it when I borrowed from library so bought my own copy tonight. Great read
Milleynti
Despite the scholarly title, Three-Martini Family Vacation: A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting, is NOT an expert approved, exhaustively tested, lawyer vetted guidebook for the raising of children. Rather, it is a HUMOR book, one woman's personal reaction to a certain type of parent that we are ALL familiar with while TRYING to be funny. (If you don't know of any parents who fit these descriptions that MIGHT be because YOU do.) Thus, Ms. Mellor makes use of exaggeration, irony, and even deliberately trying to shock. Chances are that if you find yourself getting mad, you are supposed to be laughing instead.

Now does this mean there is NO useful advice contained within? Au contraire! However, you WILL have to glean such nuggets from among the jokes. Teetotalers should not overreact to "advice" to turn every child activity possible into an excuse for drinking alcohol because I think even Ms. Mellor would concede that parents who take nothing else from her book than an excuse to drink more often have missed the point. Conservatives should not overreact to politically correct rants against the commercialization of holidays because I think even Ms. Mellor would concede that the problem is more with overindulgent parents than it is with EVIL corporations.

However, Ms. Mellor's most important advice is more general. First, your children like all children, need to be TAUGHT how to behave, and if you do a bad enough job of it, your children will suffer the consequences all the rest of their lives. Second, while parenting is arguably a lifetime job, the heavy duty work is a temporary one. If you make your children too much of an obsession, you will be totally lost when they finally leave home, and you might not have any friends (or spouse) left by then.

Note: Ms. Mellor begins her parenting course in The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting, formerly titled We Were Here First, Kid, while Were You Raised by Wolves?: Clues to the Mysteries of Adulthood is a remedial course for children whose parents failed to apply the lessons of the first two books. As for the not yet in print You look fine, Really, your guess is as good as mine.
Yanthyr
If you've ever had the back of your seat on a plane or train repeatedly kicked by a child whose parents seem to think that Junior is just "a little active, that's all," this book is for you.

As snortingly funny as The Three Martini Playdate, this book makes for a fun read on the beach while other people's children have temper tantrums until their parents cave in and let them have potato chips for lunch, dammit.

Buy one whether you're on vacation or not. You'll appreciate the laughs.
Adrielmeena
The Three-Martini Playdate has become a standard baby-shower gift from our family, and this sequel is even more fun. Please note, Mellor's delightfully acid wit is strictly for grownups; the narrow-minded, the self-infatuated and the judgmental just won't get it. But if you are ready to let your hair down with a frankly hilarious fellow-parent, this is the book for you. The real bonus is that Mellor's light, wacky style belies a serious message of consideration, manners and tolerance that is a real pleasure for concerned parents to read.
Probably the funniest book I have ever read on parenting. Mellor doles out wise parenting advice with a side of satire. A real break from other "real" parenting books and a quick read for the ever busy among us. A must for parents who can laugh at themselves and/or others.
The Three-Martini Family Vacation: A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Christie Mellor
ISBN: 0811857336
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Printing edition (April 26, 2007)
Pages: 159 pages