Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Mom, by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Mom cracked me up on just about every page.  Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris have written what looks like a nostalgic children's book from the 1950s.  With a couple of sentences per page and pictures that hilariously describe the life of a mom.  Some examples:
  • "This is a mom.  A mom has two very important jobs to do.  One is to look after her children.  The other is to do everything else as well."  
  • "Being a new mom is full of wonder.  [Pictured: a nursing mother.]  Sally wonders if her left shoulder will ever stop smelling of puke."
  • "Bella's mother [who has not had time to do laundry] wonders what the record is for the number of days someone has worn the same bra."
  • "When she was single, Debbie had nightmares about being left alone and unwanted.  For the last three years, someone has called for her every two minutes and watched her every time she has taken a bath or sat on the toilet.  Debbie now dreams of being left along and unwanted, even for just a few minutes." 
It's silly humor, but the kind of humor that will have mothers nodding and laughing in recognition of themselves, or at least of "other" moms.

Looking after the kids' pets.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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