The kids and I got this book from the library the other day...
I think I enjoyed it more than they did, but seriously, it is so funny!
I think younger kids might not "get" it -- in fact, a lot of the reviews on Goodreads said so, but my older 3 especially LOVED it. It's nothing to be taken seriously -- that's not the point. We had a lot of fun reading it together and laughing at so many things we found similar to what goes on at our house. It's definitely one of our new favorites!
I think it would make a fun gift for a Mom who is right in the middle of the chaos we call Parenthood. We all need a good laugh, right? When writing this post, though, I realized the reason I find this book so funny may be because I am PAST a lot of the little people chaos. I survived, and now it's funny... mostly.
I especially enjoyed the "Troubleshooting" section highlighting certain auditory signals that may indicate minor malfunctions with your Mom:
Heavy Sighing -- possible cause: Are you abusing your access to the duct tape? Quick fix: STOP it!
Groaning -- possible cause: Did you forget to flush the toilet again? Quick fix: Flush the toilet?
Snapping -- likely cause: You won't put your shoes on. Quick fix: Put your shoes on!
Eerie Silence -- likely cause: OVERLOAD. Quick fix: Call grandma!