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Dont Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought Id Say to My Kids Leanne Shirtliffe

Dont Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought Id Say to My Kids

Leanne Shirtliffe

Published
ISBN : 9781620875261
Hardcover
272 pages
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Leanne Shirtliffe writes with hilarity and poignancy as to the trials and pains (literally) of motherhood. She is our new Erma Bombeck! —Elizabeth Boyle, New York Times best-selling author~As a woman used to traveling and living the high life inMoreLeanne Shirtliffe writes with hilarity and poignancy as to the trials and pains (literally) of motherhood. She is our new Erma Bombeck! —Elizabeth Boyle, New York Times best-selling author~As a woman used to traveling and living the high life in Bangkok, Leanne Shirtliffe recognized the constant fodder for humor while pregnant with twins in Asias sin city. But in spite of deep-fried bug cuisine and nurses who cover newborn bassinets with plastic wrap, Shirtliffe manages to keep her babies alive for a year with help from a Coca-Cola deliveryman, several waitresses, and a bra factory. Then she and her husband return home to the isolation of North American suburbia.In Dont Lick the Minivan, Shirtliffe captures the bizarre aspects of parenting in her edgy, honest voice. She explores the hazards of everyday life with children such as:•The birthday party where neighborhood kids took home skin rashes from the second-hand face paint she applied.•The time she discovered her twins carving their names into her minivans paint with rocks.•The funeral she officiated for Stripper Barbie.•The horror of glitter.And much more!A delayed encounter with postpartum depression helps Shirtliffe to realize that even if she cant teach her kids how to tie their shoelaces, shes a good enough mom. At least good enough to start saving for her twins college, eh, therapy fund. And possibly her own. Crisply written, Dont Lick the Minivan will have parents laughing out loud and nodding in agreement. Shirtliffes memoir might not replace a therapist, but it is a lot cheaper.