My First Mother’s Day (with My Little Weirdo)
Six months ago, I became a mom. I was totally prepared for motherhood to be the best job in the world. Friends and family promised it would be and they were so right.
I wasn’t prepared for it also being the funniest job in the world. Man, kids are weird.
Even though my son is only six months old, he already cracks me up. He toots in the bathtub and then busts out laughing. Every time our dog walks in the room, he freeze-frames, drops his toy, and gapes at the dog like he’s the most amazing thing in the world. And if you sing a rousing rendition of “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” he’ll bounce extra-high in his bouncy seat, a huge grin on his face. (We’re hoping his taste in music improves.)
I’ve always loved Jeffrey Brown’s books. We already read Darth Vader and Son at bedtime so that my son will grow into a little Padawan. When it was announced we’d be publishing Jeffrey’s hilarious thoughts on parenting, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. The result is Kids Are Weird and it’s the ultimate gift for sleep-deprived, over-tired, totally blissed out moms and dads everywhere. It’s a cute little hardcover, fully illustrated in Jeffrey’s beloved style, sharing hilarious outtakes from his life parenting two little boys with his wife.
Here are some of my favorite panels from the book.
Being a mom also makes me think about (okay, fret over) all the weird things I put my own mother through. (Sorry about that aversion to socks mom! And I promise I know now that you weren’t trying to poison me by insisting I eat a banana.) Let’s just say, this year on Mother’s Day, she’s getting an extra big thank-you from me because being a mom to weird kids can totally make you a little crazy.
Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere. Hang in there!
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