I can’t even tell you how much I’m going to enjoy this post! Years ago, Jackpot and I saw Samuel L. Jackson on a show talking about a book that comes with an accompanying CD where he reads the story. We had to buy it. It’s based on a typical children’s nighttime story, but is written in the words of a frustrated parent going through the process of getting their child to go to sleep. It’s perfect. Unless you’re blessed with the almost unicorn “angel child”, you will go through this. I thought I’d see if there were any more funny books for parents like this. I couldn’t believe the goldmine I found. Every one of these will eventually be added to my collection.
If you are, or ever have been, a frustrated parent – or know one – at least one of these books is a must. When you’re tearing your hair out, and can’t understand why every other child is perfect, and you’re the only parent doing anything (everything) wrong, this is just what you need to settle in with. An adult beverage on the side doesn’t hurt,either!
Then my search led me to a whole new set of “parenting” books. They’re not afraid to make fun of the fact that this gig is hard, and a lot of it, like the how-to books, is bullshit! I had no idea these works of literary art existed. Here I’ve been, wanting so badly to write, but thinking there was no “niche” that my type of story would fall into. And it exists. Unfortunately for me, that means I’d have to buckle down and get good. 😛 For now, let me introduce you to my need-to-read list. The first is the lovely book that we own. Click on the books for more info about each one. These also would make a great gift for Mother’s Day! Check out my other ideas for that HERE.
Hope you found something here to give you a break from your day of perfect parenting! If you like this type of thing and also enjoy coloring, check out Melanie’s post HERE at A Funny Thing Happened Today.
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