Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Unexpected When You're Expecting

I'm reading the funniest book called The Unexpected When You're Expecting. It's a laugh-out-loud parody of that other book by the same name. You know the one that everyone bought you when you announced you were having a baby (or two).

It's so sarcastic, but you know it's everything you always wanted to say during our pregnancy and beyond. Here's a sample chapter title, "The Baby Shower: It's adorable...do you still have the receipt?" Really, if you had a baby shower, you know you wanted to say that A LOT. If you deny it, you either received everything exactly as you registered for it or you are not telling the truth.

Another chapter is called, "Month Three: A little duck tape and some Crisco and you're back in your jeans." I don't know any Mom who made it back into the pre-pregnancy jeans. Some are in larger sizes; some are in smaller sizes. It's come to the point that we just don't talk about it any more.

If you're looking for something funny to buy a friend for Christmas or Hanukkah, try this book by Mary K. Moore. It will bring joy and cheer to the recipient and anyone else around while she's laughing.

1 comment:

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

That does sound funny; I'll have to check that out!