i have no idea who sent me this book to review. i guess its the universe’s way of confirming my decision not to have kids. REASONS MOMMY DRINKS is hilarious! both to new parents and to those who have abstained. it outlines in a most side-splitting tone, the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn. each hysterical tale is remedied with an anecdotal cocktail.
sometimes i think that minding my two dog-sized rabbits who wanna kill each other 24/7 kinda sucks. and that my geriatric feline, for whom i am a personal nurse maid, kinda blows. forget about my persian cat whose fur must be brushed every five minutes or up comes a golf-sized hair ball. thank god i do have one normal cat or this place would really be a mad house. after reading this book though, its A L M O S T a piece of cake.
cheer’s an excerpt:
THE AFTER EIGHT:
“Nine o’clock used to be a dinner reservation. Now it’s a bedtime. By the time Mommy feeds you squash, washes squash of the wall, and gets you to bed, she has exactly twenty-three minutes to eat what-ever you didn’t in front of X-Factor before she passes out with her hair encrusted in squash. Being up at 2 am used to mean it was a good night. Now it’s a very, very bad night…”
1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz creme de menthe
fill glass with ice. pour ingredients and stir. enjoy after 8pm but before 9pm lest you turn into a sleep-deprived gremlin the next day.
perhaps REASONS MOMMY DRINKS is so funny is because it was written by two wordsmithing pros: lyranda martin evans, an advertising copywriter and fiona stevenson a trained improviser in sketch comedy. congrats ladies, on your smashing newborn book!