Yes, there are times when itas appropriate to reason with your child, to patiently and eloquently explain why he or she needs to do as you ask. You might present convincing arguments like aBecause it makes you stronga; aBecause it will keep you safea; aBecause itas good for youa; aBecause itas bad for you.a But there are times when the only thing that really makes sense is . . . aBecause I said so!!a This book is a hilarious, honest romp through motherhoodathe joys, the sleeplessness, the frazzled days, the unending carpooling, the in-house refereeing, the dieting (yeah, right), the worryingaand did we say, the joy? Hereas what some of that joy looks likeawith excerpts straight from the book: ac I tried to do the Buns of Steel video, but quickly realized that it wasnat intended for people who have buns of pudding. ac I felt like my head might explode. I kind of hoped it would so I could take a nice, peaceful ambulance ride out of there. ac I was a little at a loss. I mean, those parenting books donat tell you how to break up a fight over an imaginary friend. ac Moms arenat allowed to get sick more than one day a year. Single moms arenat allowed to get sick ever. ac Before you have children you canat imagine yourself saying things like aDonat put chocolate milk in your pants, a aTake the hot dog out of your nose, a or aBecause I said so!a If youare a mom-to-be or a mom in the trenches, youall love knowing that youare not the only one out there who sometimes just figures it out as you go alongaand sometimes canat figure it out at all. But in the end, Dawn has these words of encouragement just for you: aEnjoy this time. Even when they make you crazy, these are the best days of your life.a And they really are, arenat they?A word about car seats: although I absolutely love the things, they are time consuming. Ia#39;ve had as ... Despite the twenty times I reminded the kids to use the bathroom before we left the house, someone always has to go right as Ia#39;m ready to pull out of the driveway. Ita#39;s especially fun ... Shopping. with. Kids: The. Final. Frontier.
|Title||:||Because I Said So|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2011-07-05|