Can I Give Them Back Now?: The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting

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Random House, Oct 6, 2009 - Humor - 256 pages
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A is for Anxiety, Alcohol and awful Activities. B is for Bedtime, Baking and Boredom. C is for Childcare and Cooking With Your Coat on. N is for Not Swearing (bloody frustrating) and S is for Soft Play Places, Sniffing Babies' Arses (to see if they've filled their nappies - are there not easier ways of finding out?) and Sex (see also L, for lack thereof).

Can I Give them Back Now? puts two fingers up to the pervasive notion that parenthood is an eternally rewarding experience. Taking a wry, down-to-earth and humorous look at life with young children, it taps into the very normal, but hard-to-admit ambivalence that so many parents feel about raising kids.

Realistic, often dark and occasionally shocking, Joanna Simmons and Jay Curtis' brilliantly alternative A-Z of parenting is essential reading for all mums and dads who really, really love their kids, but...

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About the author (2009)

Joanna Simmons and Jay Curtis are writers and mothers of small children, and live in Brighton. This is their first book together.

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