Okay, I just have to give a shout out about the book I am currently reading. I first heard about this book not too long ago when the authors were being interviewed on TV. I made a mental note to read the book and checked the library to see if they had a copy. At the time the library didn't, so I forgot about it until several days ago when I found myself browsing at the library again and low and behold, there it was!
I can't even begin to tell you how great this book has made me feel! I'm not alone in this crazy quest called motherhood! YEA! I have literally been laughing out loud at some of the comments that other moms share in the book! Hilarious "dirty little secrets" litter the book. One mom's dirty little secret is: "We've agreed not to have a TV in our house. The moment my husband goes out of town, I pull out the hidden 13 inch tv and rent some videos for my kids." Hahahaha!
The book is very easy to read. The way it is broken up with comments and confessions of other moms (and dads) is very clever. It even has several quizzes for you to take. One of them that really cracked me up was quiz number 7:
"You know you've lost yourself completely when..."(check all that apply)
- You can't remember the last time you showered without two (or more) eyes on you.
- It's normal to leave the house with Barbie stickers plastered to your thigh.
- You reflexively refer to the bathroom as "the potty"
- You get competitive about winning Chutes and Ladders
- You ask your children questions like "Do these jeans make my butt look big?"
- You find yourself rescuing a tiny LEGO man from a poopy toilet
- You drink from a sippy cup in public
So to all you crazy moms out there, I highly recommend reading this book. One warning: It isn't a book from the Christian bookstore, so there are a few colorful words in it that I don't really care for.
But according to the authors you should definately read this book if:
- You consider going to the dentist your special "alone time"
- You'd trade your husband for a housekeeper
- You secretly wish you had your own apartment
- You find that slowly browsing the aisles at Target, by yourself, is better than therapy
- If you have to play Go Fish one more time, you will definately poke your eyeballs out
Or read this book if you can identify with the following:
"I love being a mom; I just hate doing it!"