Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Noteworthy Blog #5: Ironic Mom

Insanity is hereditary--you get it from your kids.

I use to see this statement on bumper stickers and wall plaques years ago.  I almost forgot about it until I started reading Leanne Shirtliffe's blog Ironic Mom.  Now it comes back to me every time I read her latest post.

I don't think that's Leanne in the above picture. However, after reading about some of the antics her twins, "Thing 1 & Thing 2" have engaged in, it might as well be.

Anyone planning on having kids, are in the midst of raising kids, or have had kids fly the nest (until they get hungry and need their clothes washed), should check out Leanne's hilarious insights and advice on parenting.  Because as we all know...  

According to her short bio, it appears that caber tossing and chasing transvestites are skills that just may come in handy while raising your little hellions darlings.

Who knew?

An added bonus for us readers (and Leanne's sanity), Ironic Mom hosts guest speakers of other looney loving mothers who discuss their mental breakdowns creative maternal skills with comedic flair.

For those of you who want something more substantial than a website--like--say--a parenting textbook--well you're in luck!

Leanne's debut book, Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I'd Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids hit the shelves less than two weeks ago.

Order now and your treasured copy will arrive in time for Mother's Day Father's Day!

While I don't recall my daughter ever licking our minivan when she was little, I do remember catching her sandpapering the side of it one day.  She was imitating her mother, who was into woodworking at the time.  Nor was the Sandpapering Episode the only time she played at Momma's Little Helper:  There was the time she slathered a pantry shelf with Crisco, as if it were varnish...

...So I can relate to Leanne's title and I intend to buy the book eventually very soon.

While you're waiting for Don't Lick the Minivan to arrive, I suggest you keep reading Ironic Mom.

Because, at the very least, we want to give everyone the impression we have a handle on this parenting thing, right?


Unknown said...

Love this. Thanks so much, Ted. And the pictures. I'm howling.

Now. If only I could get my twins to sandpaper the deck..

Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) said...

Oops. That we me. "Unknown."

Ted Henkle said...

You're welcome Leanne! I'm glad you like my post. Good luck with your book and getting your twins to sandpaper something that's suppose to be sandpapered.