My daughter Callie’s first grade classroom is filled with stuffed-animal cows. Her teacher, Mrs. Fraundorf, has a thing for cows and gets many as gifts. When a class member or parent travels, Mrs. Fraundorf encourages them to take a cow along for the ride and report back on the adventure.
Callie chose a very cute cow to accompany me to St. Cloud, Minnesota for the Go Red for Women Luncheon. Very cute, but very noisy! Moo, as Callie named her, moos when she is squeezed — or whenever you go over a bump if she is packed into a wheeled carry-on!
Okay, so I’m from Wisconsin, but a mooing suitcase is a bit over the top!
On a trip where security was tight, I made quite a few people laugh while waiting in line. Me too.
Next time you travel, take a bit of whimsy with you. It’s hard to be a crabby traveler with a mooing suitcase!
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2 Responses to “A Cow In My Carry-On”
Whatever You Do, Dont Cause a Scene
We as a human race tend to take ourselves WAY too seriously.
Especially the grown-up faction.
The child who would be quite content to wear pajamas and a cape with cowboy boots to church next Sunday does not seem to have Make sure people don̵…
Great story Eliz! I needed that reminder to stop looking at all those scowling faces around me in the store and find something to smile about instead. Thanks for the reminder! :0)