Love Poems for People with Children
This poetry collection paints an accurately hilarious portrait of the parental life, many from that moment when every parent feels they’re about to lose their cool. Though some of the poems specifically call out the experience of being a father, or a mother, the majority of the poems are so real that every parent will relate and think it was written just for them.
Kenney explores themes such as making grocery lists during sex, feeling like death when the baby wakes up for the third time and it’s only three in the morning, and the “joy” of family road trips. Poems go back and forth between various ages of childhood, from infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age, and reaching into an adult child that won’t leave the nest.
Although the poems are sarcastic, it’s easy to see that these poems are laughing at some of the more challenging moments of parenting. As Kenney sums up at the end, “I am so lucky to be your dad.”
This book is a great read for parents who can laugh at themselves and the ridiculous situations parenting will often put them in. It has humor and sarcasm, but it also has a lot of heart. I really enjoyed reading this collection.
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|Page Count||112 pages|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam's Sons|
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