Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Confessions of a Cereal Mother by Rachel McClellan

I love this book. Seriously. Confessions of a Cereal Mom by Rachel McClellan is FUNNY. This girl has been in the trenches and can laugh about it, because in all honesty, if moms don't laugh about it we will cry and end up like Goldie Hawn in Overboard. Remember that part? In the movie, after her first full day of taking care of four kids, she's rocking back and forth, unable to make eye contact with anyone, saying over and over, "buh buh buh buh buh buh buh..." Watch it here and know that some days, this is exactly what being a mom feels like!

McClellan gets that. Her writing is real and brutal and hilarious as she puts down on paper exactly the same sort of conversations that happen around here all the time with my kids or the big hairy man. In fact, I'm not convinced the girl didn't put a camera in MY bathroom to record some of what goes on around here (read the book--you'll get it).