I had the pleasure of being one of Leanne Shirtliffe’s early readers for her book, Don’t Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Kids.
I LOVED IT!
Leanne gives a refreshingly honest take on pregnancy, delivery, flu shots, piano lessons, and all things arts and crafts (hint, she hates crafts and has banned glitter from the home).
And the trips! Road trips and plane trips galore, with hilarity ensuing on each leg of their journeys. These aren’t your run of the mill two hour drive to the beach or a quick three hour plane ride kind of trips, they are drives across Canada and flights across oceans. With twins!
In addition, it’s filled with “Parenting Tips”. Here’s my favorites:
Parenting Tip: When you ask your children a question, the reply “nothing” means they’re guilty. Either investigate or hide.
Parenting Tip: A regular routine of brushing and flossing is essential the three days before your children’s dentist appointments if you want to appear to be a good parent.
In summary, this book is heartwarming and hilarious, and smothered with sarcasm. I highly recommend!