By Leanne Shirtliffe
"Leanne Shirtliffe writes with hilarity and poignancy as to the pains and pains (literally) of motherhood. She is our new Erma Bombeck!"
--Elizabeth Boyle, long island occasions best-selling author
As a girl used to touring and residing the excessive existence in Bangkok, Leanne Shirtliffe well-known the consistent fodder for humor during pregnancy with twins in Asia's sin urban. yet inspite of deep-fried malicious program food and nurses who hide infant bassinets with plastic wrap, Shirtliffe manages to maintain her infants alive for a yr with aid from a Coca-Cola deliveryman, a number of waitresses, and a bra manufacturing unit. Then she and her husband go back domestic to the isolation of North American suburbia.
In Don't Lick the Minivan, Shirtliffe captures the unusual facets of parenting in her edgy, sincere voice. She explores the dangers of daily life with childrens such as:
The birthday celebration the place local childrens took domestic pores and skin rashes from the second-hand face paint she applied.
The time she came across her twins carving their names into her minivan's paint with rocks.
The funeral she officiated for "Stripper Barbie."
The horror of glitter.
And a lot more!
A behind schedule come across with postpartum melancholy is helping Shirtliffe to gain that no matter if she can't educate her young children the best way to tie their shoelaces, she's a very good sufficient mother. no less than more than enough to begin saving for her twins' university, eh, treatment fund. and doubtless her personal. Crisply written, Don't Lick the Minivan may have mom and dad guffawing out loud and nodding in contract. Shirtliffe's memoir will possibly not exchange a therapist, however it is lots more affordable.
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