I'm going to have a vacation!
I'll leave all my housework behind,
And not have to do any cooking;
I'll forget all the daily grind!
I'll bask in the sunshine--don't worry!--
And so all the things that are right;
I'll enjoy myself every minute,
And I'll go to a dance each night!
But when my vacation is over
And I pack my glad rags, alone,
I'll be happy--so very happy!--
For, really, there's no place like home!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "My Vacation" (1940s)
"Laughter is an instant vacation."