We all know that being a parent is a tough job filled with highs and lows, but let’s face it, talking about the lows can be a whole bunch funnier. We veteran parents can connect while talking about projectile vomit, children’s tantrums, and the desire to use the bathroom all alone, and this formula has been the key to large followings for many a parenting blogger. Amber Dusick took it one step further by adding in some amateurish drawings to accompany her posts, called the whole thing Crappy Pictures, and she’s been cracking up the blogosphere every since. Now readers can find her humor in book form with Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures.
Dusick hits on the big topics that will resonate with moms and dads alike. Do you remember what sleep was like before having a child? Have you tried to feed an infant while also attempting to eat your own dinner? Ever take a road trip with the kids in the back seat? Dusick’s take on these experiences include hysterical images of a sleepless night next to a nursing child and a zonked out husband, little bits of dropped food on a baby, and a family peeing on the side of the road. Seriously. Lots of fodder for hilarity here, and the pictures give her stories that little extra oomph in the laughs department.
Storytelling comes naturally to Dusick, and with each story that she shares, readers will find themselves nodding their heads in agreement, because there’s so much that is universal about having young children! Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures is Dusick’s hilarious blog in book form, a fun read filled with laughs.
Ready to giggle? We have one copy of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures to giveaway to a humor-appreciative reader. Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below to enter, US or Canada mailing addresses only, please.
5 Minutes for Books contributor Dawn understands is always up for a good laugh about this roller coaster ride that is parenting. She tells her own crappy stories (albeit without drawings) on her blog, my thoughts exactly.