UPDATE: Well, the competition was pretty stiff here, but we do have a winner: Karen of A Deaf Mom Shares Her World. I just stopped over there and -- wow -- she's got a lot going on. Head on over, I suggest that you start with this post. Go get 'em, Karen!
Monday afternoons at my house are known as Hell. Because that's when the boys take their swimming lessons. They hate it because, well, they're whiney brats I guess. I hate it because I have to chase Ava all over the place and the lessons are not at the same time so I get stuck there forever and.... Well, I guess I'm a whiney brat, too.
One thing I look forward to, though, is the new issue of Parents and Kids, the parent's paper of our regional newspaper, which is always in a pile by the flight of stairs Ava tries to fling herself down. As I hold Ava by the back of her shirt, I flip right to the back page to read Meredith O'Brien's latest column. It always makes me laugh out loud. And it always makes me feel like I'm "not the only one who..."
When Meredith came out with her book, which is a collection of 76 columns, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. And it didn't disappoint. Half the time that I'm reading Meredith's columns, I have tears of laughter streaming down my face. It's just that I know many of her situations all too well. And if you're reading here, you probably do, too.
If you'd like to read one of Meredith's Parents and Kids columns, click here. If you'd like to win my copy of Suburban Mom, Notes From the Asylum, please leave a comment on this post between now and Sunday, January 27, at midnight, EST. My copy isn't brand new, it's been loved a bit, but it's still guaranteed to induce much laughing and nodding.