Sunshine and lollipops, attachment parenting and never having to raise my voice to my darling cherub who immediately does whatever is asked of him because he is just so well adjusted, of course… that’s what I thought parenting would look like. Instead, that’s me in the picture above, about five seconds before I grab my kid and storm out of the shopping centre, leaving behind a full trolley.
Ok, so it happened once and I apologised to customer service on the way out but that one time has to be one of the most embarrassing things to have happened to me since we passed the stage where he could explode out of his nappy or spew all down my back.
Due to hit shelves in November and available shortly on No We Are Not There Yet.com, No We Are Not F♥ing There Yet and other universal truths of parenting by Andrew Willis and Robin Swift is a picture book for adults that humorously details the not-so-glamorous aspects of being a parent, read a chapter of the book here to sample the brilliance.
I think this book is fantastic, it would make a great baby shower gift, I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now and it’s been passed around my family, left at kindy for the carers to read, borrowed by friends and talked about with spouses. It’s a great, humorous look at the funny-when-it-happens-to-someone-else side of parenting and everyone who has looked after a child be it parent, grandparent, auntie or babysitter will see familiar situations in a new (funnier) light.
I have 5 copies of No We Are Not F♥ing There Yet to give away. For your chance to win simply comment here to tell me your most embarrassing parenting moment.
This giveaway ended on 20th November 2012.