Thursday, July 10, 2014

Book Review: Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke

When I first got this book I thought it would just be silly, and I would get a few laughs. But no. This book is exactly what I go through every single day. This is proof that I'm not alone. This is what I needed today. The random cries over nothing. The sobs due to pointless negotiations. The terrible twos . . . that actually start way before two, and last much longer than just one year. Ah parenthood. Isn't it great?

I miss the days of my daughter delightfully following simple commands ("can you bring mommy that cup?") that have been replaced with deliberate disobedience. Oh this cup? *chucks cup across room and sobs*. What just happened?!

Since I know you understand, this is the book for you: 

This book was created by Greg Pembroke, who also is the man behind the Web site of the same name. How delightful to know that we aren't alone. As I read this book, I was surprised to learn that my kid's crazy tantrums are the same level of obnoxious as everyone elses' kid. This is a great collection from all over the world of parents just like us who feel overwhelmed by the crazy cries and fits thrown over the simplest things. Sometimes these things are in our control (we said no cookies for breakfast) or out of our control (the neighbor's dog isn't outside) but after the fact they're always good for a laugh. There are even spots for you to put your own pictures in the back! I love this book! :)

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I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion about it. :)