Before I had kids, I was an awesome mom. I know, I know, that thought is not original and I never said it was. As a teacher, I believed that kids just needed structure, love, and limits. I mean, it works in the classroom, why wouldn’t it work for my own kids?
Well, in real life, when the kids DON’T go home, theories don’t always work. I mean, what happens when you have two kids who look for loop-holes, think outside of the box and have a stubborn streak like no other? No book prepares you for that. No book prepares one for the real trials and tribulations of life. We could all write our own book, true… The books would be unique, would the stories really be all that different?
Well, instead of writing a book, filled with stories from motherhood, Jill Smokler from Scary Mommy, has written a hilariously true book about the lies we are told about motherhood in Motherhood Comes Naturally (and other vicious lies). In this book, she addresses many parental lies weaves in her own funny stories in order to tie it all together. WHO SLEEPS WHEN THE BABY SLEEPS? I never had time for that.
I personally will never forgive the “cry it out theory.” How many hours I heard my kids cry and they still don’t flipping sleep through the night and I have NEVER backed down. Not once in 8 years of motherhood. The cry it out theory did not account for autism, stubbornness, or night terrors. What a lie. There are others, and Jill certainly covers them all, but she is way funnier than me.
As soon as this book arrived, I dived right in. Despite the huge to do list, I found time to read it. Man, did it make me laugh! Mothers, especially those still in the trenches like me, if you have a sense of humor and love to laugh, buy this book. It is totally worth it. The chapters are short and they all stand alone, so even if it takes you months to read it, you will laugh many times.
If When you do buy this book, please buy it by clicking the links in this post. Enjoy the laughs and giggles, I sure did.
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