No thanks, Mommy, I peed yesterday
By Sandy Appleyard
Do you have kids? Do you sometimes want to send them to their bedroom until puberty? And other times, do you want to hug them until they burst?
What about those moments when they say something so innocent and incredibly cute or hilarious that you wish you had a pen and paper so you could remember it?
Well, that’s exactly what I did. My children have given my husband and I so many gifts, but the most precious has been laughter. I made a record of each funny or cute thing that they said since the moment they could speak.
It’s all here in this short yet unforgettable ‘Kids Say The Darndest Things’ style memoir.
No thanks, Mommy, I peed yesterday is a witty, side-splittingly funny comedy that can be enjoyed by both young and old.
The humorous comments, explanations, and kid-thoughts will stay with you for years to come!
As a mother of three kids, I appreciate this book so much. I’ve mentioned numerous times (as I am sure most parents have) that I should be documenting the hilarious and insane things that come out of my kids’ mouths.
Well, Sandy Appleyard has done just that with her nonfiction book, No Thanks, Mommy, I Peed Yesterday. There are 268 snippets of comedy from her daughters. I love the raw honesty that children have and how literal they take things.
This book is very funny and sure to warm the hearts of those who have spent some time around children. It was incredibly hard to choose just a few examples from the book that cracked me up, but here are two that stood out to me:
#60 We went camping once, and Olivia got so tired. I asked her to go wash her hands before dinner. Five minutes later, I went to check on her. She was standing by the sink, with one finger under the water. I asked her what she was doing and she answered forlornly, “I don’t know…”
#180 Victoria was sitting on the toilet with such a serious look on her face. I asked her what she was doing, she answered, “I’m trying to fart.”
Sandy Appleyard writes both fiction and non-fiction: memoirs, self-help, suspense, romance and mystery/police-procedural.
When she isn’t writing books, she writes blogs, reads, exercises and obsessively cleans her house. Sandy is also an animal lover and gives regularly to local Humane Societies. She lives in Niagara Falls, Canada with her husband, two daughters and her cat.
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