All the many many completely logical reasons that children cry.
When Dad, Greg Pembroke decided to stay at home a couple times per week to be with his son, he stumbled upon a gold mind of hilarity. With a cause and effect motif familiar to every toddler parent, Reasons My Kid is Crying is loaded with kids breaking down over things seen by an adult world as insignificant. Reasons My Kid is Crying serves as a poignant reminder that in the absolute and concrete life of a toddler with little capacity to reason and an elementary understanding of his/her world, everything has the potential to be emotionally traumatic. Filled with real life, colorful pictures of children crying, the book captions capture priceless moments with titles such as:
- His instant oatmeal was not, in fact, instant.
- I asked him what he wanted for dinner.
- Her sister gave her a kiss.
- She was splashed.
My potential personal addition to Pembroke’s blog of children crying was actually inspired directly by the pictures in the book. “She saw pictures of the children in the book crying and decided she needed to join the club.” I had to wait and look over the rest of the book when she was safely down for her nap. Love my sensitive little soul!
About the Book:
A glimpse into the tribulations of parenting that is part documentary, part therapy, and completely hilarious.
It all started when busy father Greg Pembroke posted a few pictures online of his three-year-old son, mid-tantrum, alongside the reason his son was crying: He had broken his bit of cheese in half. In Reasons My Kid is Crying, Greg collects together photos sent from parents around the world, documenting the many, completely logical reasons why small children cry. Among them: “I let him play on the grass” . . . “He ran out of toys to throw into his pool” . . . “The neighbor’s dog isn’t outside”. The result is both an affectionate portrait of the universal, baffling logic of toddlers—and a reminder for burned-out parents everywhere that they are not alone.
About the Author:
GREG PEMBROKE is the father of two sons (and the husband of one wife) from Rochester, NY. He works part time as radio advertising copywriter three days per week and stays home with his young sons two days per week.
“I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.”