Title: Reasons My Kid is Crying
Author: Greg Pembroke
Publisher: Three Rivers Press 2014
Genre: Nonfiction - Humor
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mount TBR; Well Rounded Reader - Humor; 52 Books - W34
A glimpse into the tribulations of parenting that is part documentary, part therapy, and completely hilarious.
It all started when busy father Greg Pembroke posted a few pictures online of his three-year-old son, mid-tantrum, alongside the reason his son was crying: He had broken his bit of cheese in half. In Reasons My Kid is Crying, Greg collects together photos sent from parents around the world, documenting the many, completely logical reasons why small children cry. Among them: “I let him play on the grass” . . . “He ran out of toys to throw into his pool” . . . “The neighbor’s dog isn’t outside”. The result is both an affectionate portrait of the universal, baffling logic of toddlers—and a reminder for burned-out parents everywhere that they are not alone.
Grabbed this one off of the library's New Books shelf after hearing about it from another blogger. Too hilarious! Arthur hasn't hit full-blown toddler crazy stage, but I remember when the twins would cry over silly things. I had a nice few minutes chuckling to myself at the absurd things kids cry about. Very quick and light-hearted, but enjoyable.