In that moment, everything was perfect. Scott and I were elated with our huge, beautiful baby boy. I was certain that Scott’s and my gift to humanity was to birth as many babies as possible. Lucky for me, Scott was a bit more practical, “Um, let’s meet this one first, Babe.”
About a week later, sleep, patience, and my sanity were considered pieces of my past. My son wouldn’t eat, slept sometimes, and we were slowly wearing our carpet thin by walking him from 6:30pm until at least midnight. I prayed for an instruction manual, but cringed every time another person gave me advice about MY child.
“Parenthood is wicked hard, yo,” Scott said at least a million times a day.
We turned to humor in order to allow ourselves to fall in love with this creature that was nothing like any baby we had ever met. We learned, one sleepless night to make fun of ourselves, and most of all our child. Humor allowed us to bond over bottles, bills, diapers, and all of the awesome things that come with being a new parent.
Scott and I learned to keep our humor to ourselves. Too many, “Are you serious?” looks from our parents, friends, and strangers, we knew that we were a bit dark, or maybe only funny to us.
However, it is that humor that saw us through the hard times. The moments we turned to laughter instead of anger, sadness, or other emotions have turned to be some of my favorite memories.
Years later, thanks to the Internet, I’ve met more parents who also use humor to get through the day. Forty of us, thanks to Jen Mann from People I want to Punch in the Throat, have put some of our funniest moments together into one anthology! If you have a sense of humor, and like to laugh (or cry), while overlooking stupid (or heartwarming) moments, and (sometimes) naughty words, this is the book for you!
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Jen Mann of People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Bethany Kriger Thies of Bad Parenting Moments
Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying
Alyson Herzig of The Shitastrophy
JD Bailey of Honest Mom
Kathryn Leehane of Foxy Wine Pocket
Suzanne Fleet of Toulouse and Tonic
Nicole Leigh Shaw of Nicole Leigh Shaw, Tyop Aretist
Meredith Spidel of The Mom of the Year
Rebecca Gallagher of Frugalista Blog
Rita Templeton of Fighting off Frumpy
Darcy Perdu of So Then Stories
Christine Burke of Keeper of The Fruit Loops
Amy Flory of Funny Is Family
Robyn Welling of Hollow Tree Ventures
Sarah del Rio of est. 1975
Amanda Mushro of Questionable Choices in Parenting
Jennifer Hicks of Real Life Parenting
Courtney Fitzgerald of Our Small Moments
Lola Lolita of Sammiches and Psych Meds
Victoria Fedden of Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds
Keesha Beckford of Mom’s New Stage
Stacia Ellermeier of Dried-on Milk
Ashley Allen of Big Top Family
Meredith Bland of Pile of Babies
Harmony Hobbs of Modern Mommy Madness
Janel Mills of 649.133: Girls, the Care and Maintenance Of
Kim Forde of The Fordeville Diaries
Stacey Gill of One Funny Motha
Beth Caldwell of The Cult of Perfect Motherhood
Sarah Cottrell of Housewife Plus
Michelle Back of Mommy Back Talk
Tracy Sano of Tracy on the Rocks
Linda Roy of elleroy was here
Michelle Poston Combs of Rubber Shoes In Hell
Susan Lee Maccarelli of Pecked To Death By Chickens
Vicki Lesage of Life, Love, and Sarcasm in Paris
Kris Amels of Why, Mommy?
Mackenzie Cheeseman of Is there cheese in it?
Tracy DeBlois of Orange & Silver