Okay, so as soon as I read the subtitle of this book I knew that I had to read it.
And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys.
Because that is exactly what they are...a wonderful somewhat stinky mystery.
Rachel Balducci writes this hilarious book. And she has the remarkable insight to do so.
Because she has 5 boys and one sweet girl born this spring. (can you say rock star?)
I loved every minute of this book and savored each chapter like a nice piece of very funny chocolate.
Because Rachel lives in my world except add on two more boys. (!)
She lives with pirates and dirty laundy and really bad smells and wonders when her lawn has so very little grass.
I love her list of rules that she never thought she would make up:
1. You must never climb into the trunk of someone's car.
2. You must never shut your brother in the refrigerator.
3. Never play with fire.
4. Never open second story windows.
5. Be careful with power tools.
(I may have changed this to "never even look at power tools - they are dead to you".)
6. Spray paint is only for art projects.
(she is braver than I...mine would be "there is a restraining order on spraypaint: it is not allowed to come within 50 yards of you.)
7. My favorite: Do not hogtie your brother and drag him across the yard on your bicycle, even if he claims he is having a blast.
This is a book for all moms, aunts and grandmas of boys. Mostly, because it makes you feel like you have joined a cuckoo sisterhood of women who deal with things they never thought they would have to - like smelling underwear to see if it's clean.
But also because, it reminds you how lucky you are and how fun it is to have a part in loving the small people that God has blessed you with.
Rachel blogs over at Testosterhome and you may need to take a read or 7...because it is good stuff.
And for your pre-Mother's Day pleasure, we are giving away a copy of
How Do You Tuck in a Superhero: And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys
Write who your favorite boy or boy story in the comments.
Winner will be picked Friday, April 30.
NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group. This has neither positively nor negatively biased my review.