Between the crazy antics of toddlers (today, I had my toilet seat colored with lipstick and bedroom toilet papered — all while I was just 10 feet away) to the insane things you would never think you would be doing (picking up human poop in the corner of your living room — please tell me I’m not alone). If you aren’t laughing, you are crying.
These years are short in the grand scheme of things — so might as well laugh your way through them. Here are 10 good reads from authors who are parents and get it. Load up the Kindle or purchase a good ol’ paper back and enjoy these books filled with laughs for parents.
10 Books for Parents Who Have a Sense of Humor
Go the F**k to Sleep 1 of 10For all parents who wish their kid would just go to sleep.
Available at Amazon, $9.84
Monsters Eat Whiny Children 2 of 10This cautionary tale about whiny children being eaten by monsters is upended when the monsters cannot decide how best to prepare their meal.
Available at Amazon, $10.87
Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us 3 of 10A guide on being the sh*tty mom — and probably simply a parenting guide for moms worldwide.
Available at Amazon, $11.14
If Mama Don’t Laugh, It Ain’t Funny 4 of 10Lucy Adams humorously dissects and revels in the absurdity and chaos of modern family life.
Available at Amazon, $14.95
Daddy Needs a Drink: An Irreverent Look at Parenting from a Dad Who Truly Loves His Kids– Even When They’re Driving Him Nuts 5 of 10Robert Wilder offers priceless life lessons on discipline, potty training and the job of being a parent.
Available at Amazon, $10.99
Ketchup Is A Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves 6 of 10A collection of essays by the creator of Robin's Chicks that will not only make you laugh and cry, but realize that you're not alone in your journey.
Available at Amazon, $12.49
If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F**k Up?: A Parody for Adults 7 of 10The answer in my house is yes, for about three minutes and then expect screaming for another cookie.
Available at Amazon, $10.19
All My Friends Are Dead 8 of 10A hilarious book that Debbie the Downer may of well as written.
Available at Amazon, $9.95
The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody 9 of 10You've read The Giving Tree, now meet The Taking Tree.
Available at Amazon, $11.55
The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting 10 of 10In dozens of short, wickedly funny chapters, she skewers today's parental absurdities and reminds us how to make child-rearing a kick.
Available at Amazon, $10.33
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