Even better? The author is Kristin van Ogtrop, the editor of Real Simple magazine, whose blog titled "Adventures in Chaos" I have been reading ever since she linked to me back in 2007 about having a girls' weekend. She also has 3 boys!
Anyway, Kristin's book? Hilarious. Divided into chapters from A-Z, it wittily defines those terms that every working mother can totally relate to. For example:
"Boredom fantasy: When you think longingly back to the time when you were fifteen and had nothing to do but lie around the house obsessing over the fact that you would never have long beautiful fingernails or a boyfriend."
"Critical mass: When, after years of sitting at a desk every day, your rear end finally gets big enough that you must face the truth: it's time to go to the gym."
"Getting to yes: Those magical moments when you ask someone to do something and he doesn't say 'But...'"
"PTSD: Post-Thanksgiving Stress Disorder. The state of extreme anxiety you experience during the month of December, what with the teacher gifts and Christmas cards and Secret Santas at work; the tipping of the garbageman and the women who make your hair look acceptable..."
So true, right?!
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