Shannon Stacey

My mom went to Nova Scotia and all I got was…

Yesterday, when I arrived at my mom’s house to retrieve my son, who’d been adventuring with her in Nova Scotia for a week (pics to come in the near future), she said, “Oh, I brought you something! It’s in my purse.”

As she rummaged, she told the story: She stopped at some place to go pee. It might have been a Tim Horton’s or maybe not. Anyway, she reached for the toilet paper, expecting to spin what she needed off the roll. As one does.

Instead, it dispensed a very small, very very thin pre-cut rectangle of tissue paper. Her first thought: I have to take this home to Shan. She’ll never believe this.

A small square of very thin toilet paper

I love that my mother and my son spent a week in one of the most beautiful places they’ve ever been and they brought me back a very small, very very thin sheet of toilet paper. That’s just how we roll. (No pun intended.)

8 comments to “My mom went to Nova Scotia and all I got was…”

  1. Lee
      · July 31st, 2013 at 8:43 am · Link

    Wow!! Now THAT is a souvenir!

  2. Diane Anderson
      · July 31st, 2013 at 8:52 am · Link

    OMG that is so funny you should frame it. You can put my mom and son wentbto Nova Svotia and bought me back this.

  3. Kim
      · July 31st, 2013 at 8:58 am · Link

    LOL….that’s pretty funny! It’s actually something you should keep with you at all times in case of an emergency…..Thats the type of thing that’s worth so much more,… it’s time of need!! lol

  4. flchen1
      · July 31st, 2013 at 12:28 pm · Link

    ROFL! Shannon, I find it hilarious that her very first thought was that she NEEDED to get that home to you. Isn’t it wonderful to be loved? ;)

  5. stacey f
      · July 31st, 2013 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Hey Shannon, I lie in the annapolis valley Nova Scotia. I wonder if your family visited here when they were in NS? PS how did they like our fabulous province? (Besides the toilet paper)

  6. Lisa Hutson
      · July 31st, 2013 at 3:08 pm · Link

    I was going to suggest that too, Diane. I have a Southwest Airlines napkin framed. My husband used it to show me and our granddaughter the crazy route he took one time. It was so funny and such a good memory. So I framed it. It hangs somewhere that only he and I see it. ;-)
    You could make a collage. Photos, ticket stubs, etc from the trip and the highlight center piece could be the tp. hahaha

  7. azteclady
      · August 1st, 2013 at 1:40 am · Link

    It’s wonderful to be loved, but I think being loved AND being understood top it all. Your kids come by it* honestly, it clearly runs in the family!

    * it = unique perspective, sense of humor and imagination

  8. Shannon
      · August 7th, 2013 at 10:05 am · Link

    Here’s what’s kind of sad/funny.

    Mom ran out of toilet paper as they were leaving for Nova Scotia and, after a 15.5 hour drive, didn’t stop and get any before she got home.

    So I used it.


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