Don't Lick the Minivan (Hardcover)
And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids
Skyhorse, 9781620875261, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 22, 2013
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In Don't Lick the Minivan, Shirtliffe captures the bizarre aspects of parenting in her edgy, honest voice. She explores the hazards of everyday life with children such as:
- The birthday party where neighborhood kids took home skin rashes from the second-hand face paint she applied.
- The time she discovered her twins carving their names into her minivan's paint with rocks.
- The funeral she officiated for "Stripper Barbie."
- The horror of glitter.
- And much more!
A delayed encounter with postpartum depression helps Shirtliffe to realize that even if she can't teach her kids how to tie their shoelaces, she's a good enough mom. At least good enough to start saving for her twins' therapy fund. And possibly her own. Crisply written, Don't Lick the Minivan will have parents laughing out loud and nodding in agreement. Shirtliffe's memoir might not replace a therapist, but it is a lot cheaper.