Our most prolific blog host, not in terms of blogging but in terms of popping kids out (she has 7 kids! look- the whole of Candy's lovely Family are at the head of this post) Candy, is hosting us today.
"This book is a lot of fun to read. Thanks to Finch Publishing for sending me a review copy. While reading it I lost count of how many times I found my self thinking: Yes, that is so true! I’ve done that. I’ve been through that. This stuff happened to me too! It is full of all the rather important little bits of information you mum neglected to tell you, my theory is that grandma values having grandchildren much more than your sanity.
Just today I was standing at the checkout alone (yes I know, alone!) and ahead of me was a woman with a toddler babbling away at me, feeling fairly amiable – as one does when they are free of their own minions for a brief moment – I returned said toddlers attention and said Hello there (small snot encrusted one). His mother turns to me and says “If you value your sleep you’ll never have kids”. Aside from that being a completely unexpected and unnecessary response I realised that here is a mum who is finding out the hard way that parenting is the most tiring, brain draining, physically depleting, libido stealing, repetitive undertaking a person can ever do. I know, yet I’ve had seven babies. What the hell is wrong with me? See, babies do things to your mind..."