Babies are beautiful, adorable, endearing bundles of … WORK. So what’s an exhausted, borderline-delirious new mom to do? Why, laugh of course!
Take it from Karen Alpert.
“When you’ve just had a baby and your hands have perma-poo smell no matter how much you wash them, and your nipples feel like they were dipped in acid and then reincarnated as piranha food, and you can’t remember the last time you slept or showered or ate, you have two choices— you can either cry or laugh,” she told me. “Or even better, you can laugh so hard you cry.”
Alpert, of Baby Sideburns, is one of 37 hilarious mom bloggers who contributed essays on motherhood in the new, best-selling anthology, “I Just Want to Pee Alone.” Jen of People I Want to Punch In The Throat, organized the project.
While the essays cover parenting experiences with children of different ages, if you’re still in that, ahem, blessed baby stage, you might be especially appreciative of labor and and infant-related humor…so check out some select baby jokes and one-liners from “I Just Want to Pee Alone” below and laugh your perma-poo problems away.
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