Sunday, May 15, 2011
Go the F*ck to Sleep
It's genius really. Adam Mansbach is the Cee Lo Green of parenthood with his new book, Go The F*ck to Sleep. I'm so upset I didn't write it myself. I defy you to find a parent who hasn't thought it and those of you I know and love, you've all said it. But believe me, I respect you just as much if it was only a silent mantra.
It gives rise to so many other titles:
Clean Your F*cking Room!, Brush You F*cking Teeth (courtesy of Mary Pols), Run, Your Going to Miss the F*cking Bus, and of course, Shut the F*uck Up, For Just One Minute, Please.
Before I had children, I used to judge those women in the grocery store who ignored their children sitting in the carriage chattering away. I thought, oh you can do better. I will definitely do better. Now I have four children, who all talk at the same time, vying for my attention like a pack of puppies. One takes a deep breath when he wakes and does not stop talking until he closes his eyes at night. Each day I'm thrilled by my children's vocabulary, wit and perseverance. But for the times that I have no answers or don't give a rat's ass about Pokemon, Star Wars, Halo, or the Friday, Friday song maybe there should be a book out there to remind me, I'm not alone.
Comment with your own titles, maybe we can start our own series.