Let’s face it – at some point or another we’ve all been a “sh*tty mom.” Of course at this moment, I can’t even give you any firsthand examples, but not because I don’t have any but more importantly because I tend to block them out.
I had a blast at The Divalysscious Mom’s book launch party last night which The Emmy Award–winning TODAY show producers and self-proclaimed sh*tty moms, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner, as well as humorist Erin Clune, attended.
It’s “the perfect book for mothers who don’t take themselves too seriously.”
As co-President of Ian’s PTA, “Miserable Bitches Unite! The Annual PTO Fundraiser” is hands-down my favorite chapter. At this point, I could write a whole book on the various parents who attend PTA meetings. But don’t get me started.
I also appreciate the light bulb reminders at the end of each chapter.
Chapter 32: Five Good Reasons Not to Chaperone Your Child’s Field Trip” is also hysterical. Oh don’t you worry, they counteroffer with five reasons to do it.
As moms themselves, the authors fully get it. In the afterword they even write, “Having read/skimmed this whole book.” They understand that moms are quite busy and the demands placed on them by both their family and society make it difficult to sit down and really absorb a book word for word. Sh*tty moms can be read quickly and doesn’t require your undivided attention.
Fess up and be honest, what makes you a sh*tty mom?
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