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Thursday, May 05, 2011

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Hilarious. For all you new parents out there. :)

(Via New York Magazine)

56 comments:

Aura said...

My husband and I were just looking at this on amazon last night and debating ordering it for our 5 week old :) This child NEVER sleeps.

Joanna Goddard said...

omg, it's the funniest thing. want to get it for every baby shower! :)

Lindsay said...

OMG that cracks me up. Especially since my 11 month old was up ALL night long.

Amanda (Dear Frances) said...

You said it - this is totally going into heavy baby shower rotation, together with my old mainstay - "Oh Crap - I'm having a Baby" http://www.amazon.com/Oh-Crap-Im-Having-Baby/dp/1601672187/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304605954&sr=1-1 (also pants-wettingly funny). Thanks for sharing!

17 Perth said...

Holy cow--That is hilarious! Hahaha---What a great gift for my sister-in-law--so funny. She is pregnant with her 4th. You think she knows what sleep is?

graceful nichole said...

HAHA!! This looks awesome.

Becca said...

I really hope this would give way to baby's first phrase: "f*cking naps"

Becca

HiLLjO said...

AHAAHAAAAHAAA! If only all parenting books were this honest.

the lil bee said...

My mom told me about this!!

Giulia said...

Ha. I nearly spat out coffee onto keyboard. Very funny.

Garnish with the Bizarre said...

Outstanding.


Sarah
Garnish with the Bizarre

Cat said...

Great find! Now this is a gift I would be proud to give at a shower!!!! :) {ha, what do you know, my little sis is having her first...perfect timing!}

xx Cat brideblu

Alexandria said...

LOL'd. So hard. I love it and I'm not even a mommy.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so funny! I need to get this book for my little niece:) Kisses

Joanna Goddard said...

ahhh, naps!!! the bane of my existence :)

Kristin H said...

Hahaha! INCREDIBLE!

Stephanie said...

Haha... One of my friends told me about this last week!! It sounds hysterical!

hip hip gin gin said...

This is the best thing I've seen in a long time!! I need to get one of these for every mommy to be I know, too funny!

Alix H said...

Really. Freaking. Funny.

But not AS funny when the sentiment still applies to your 4.5 and 2.5 year old.

Joanna Goddard said...

also, so hilarious (and telling!) that the book doesn't come out until october, but is already ranked #45 on amazon!!

nicole said...

I love this... I babysat for an almost-two year old last Friday night. His mom told me the BEST way to get him to sleep was to read Goodnight Moon. It actually worked! I read it six or eight times in a row, and he finally conked out to those three bears sitting in chairs, the bowl of mush, the old lady whispering hush. Ha.

Kate said...

Never has one book summed up so well what every parent feels in the final waning moments of bedtime.

andrea said...

Adorable! I need to get this for my sister who is due any day now!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

hahaaha that's awesome!
It's Maternity Month at A Taste of T

carina said...

Hilarious. And I love that it's 'frequently bought together' with Tina Fey's Bossypants!:-D

Anonymous said...

This is a great present for some exhausted parents!! Shows you're not alone!

Joanna Goddard said...

kate--totally! and those moments in the middle of the night...or at the crack of dawn... :)

ms. awesome/tabitha said...

I totally need to get this for my sis-in-law, who just had her second. Hilarious!

gemma said...

LOL i love this!!!!!!!

Molliee said...

omg hilarious!

Anonymous said...

On Berkeley and Oakland - (not sure if you've left yet...)
my favorite places to eat:
Camino
Pizzaiolo
Dona Tomas
Burma Superstar

places to shop:
fourth street - erica tanov, the gardner...
college ave in oakland - atomic garden

to do w/ kids:
adventure playground (though yours is too young...but cool to check out anyway, on the berkeley marina and one of those "only in berkeley" places)

cement slides at cordinices park across from rose garden in berkeley

hike in tilden park or skyline trail or anywhere in the oakland/berk hills

bike or run around lake merritt. or rent a sailboat

kayak on the estuary at jack london square in oakland

enjoy!

julie from hazel and hunter said...

hilarious! need this.

Angel said...

I'm getting pregnant just so someone can buy me this book. The title alone is brilliant!

www.fitandhungry.com

Kathy said...

Hehe! Awesome!

Marla Frazee's "The Boss Baby" is another good "kids book," although much milder than this by comparison (and also really for kids!)!

anna said...

simply the best

Girly Notes said...

I'm 23 and when i feel sad I read children's books it helps me relax :))

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

Cath said...

So excellent.
This one's a good chaser to Goodnight Moon.

Notes from Holly St. said...

LOL! this just made me laugh out loud...and i can't say this thought doesn't cross my mind regularly :)

Kristin said...

i could have used this last night!

Katherine Fugit said...

Goodnight Moon for generation "F*ck"?

Nicole LeLacheur said...

This is great, my cousin just had her first baby and I am highly contemplating getting this for her!

Laura said...

Okay I visit here frequently but never comment, had to tell you tho that this frickin cracked me up!! Brilliant....

Tracey said...

Loving this. Perfect chrimbo pres for a few of my friends!

Anonymous said...

I think this is awful. Do all of you parents really want your kids talking like that? I am no prude, but this just blows me away. Joanna, I LOVE your blog, but I will be the first to say that this just makes me sad.

Val said...

Oh dear...my 6 year old still wakes up in the middle of the night wondering what she'll wear next day or just because she wants to have a chat with me (always with me). Of course she cries "mom" and hubby never notices the screams. To put it in her own words, "sleeping is a waste of time, because all you can do while you're at it is...sleep! and there are so many other (way more interesting) things to do....".
Of course, it is fantastic to look at your kid smiling at you with bright eyes...but not so fantastic when it's 2 in the morning!!!!

Stephanie said...

Ha! Love it.

GothamPolish said...

I LOLd.

Nomadic D. said...

hilarious.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

JESSICA DEFINE said...

Nowwww I know what to give all my pregnant friends... and hope that someone gives me when that time comes--we're uncertain when. Sometimes we think we should wait, sometimes we're ready.

Betsy said...

I guess I don't really get it.

I noticed the dearth of comments on this post (comparatively) and wonder if others feel the same way. Usually there are so many comments, and from such diverse perspectives. I really enjoy Cup of Jo and that it is thoughtful and culls such a variety of readers who share their comments.

As always, thanks for sharing something interesting and thought-provoking! (Though the colored jeans for men post got a much more animated conversation going at our house last night than this book did!)

penelopetaschen said...

I saw this last week, when a single friend of mine sent me a youtube link. It is Samuel L. Jackson reading this book! Hilarious!!

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Carrie Stephens said...

I recommend hiding it, though. My friend's first grader read it at someone's house and got in big trouble when she taught the f-word to all her friends at school. Whoops!!

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Meagan said...

This is so sad! I don't think it is funny at all and I have children.

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