Third trimester... I'm tired. I feel awkward. I'm sore in new-to-me places. I'm looking for a laugh. You may remember my review of Situation Momedy? (click on title to re-read, if you'd like) I literally laughed out loud at that one! This one? Not so much.
It's a very short read, with plenty of illustrations. The author is a cartoon artist for The New Yorker, so that's a pretty cool feature of the book.
However... the jokes fell a little flat for me. I know I won't be a perfect mom, but I don't plan to sit glassy-eyed in front of Netflix for days on end during maternity leave. I do plan to buy some of the nicer baby gear- in some cases (like car seats), it's a safety thing! I also wouldn't poke fun at mommy groups- I've found some expectant moms out there who have been FANTASTIC support! I look forward to continuing to talk to them when we all have babies.
I don't think I laughed out loud once while reading this book. It was just a little harsh for my taste. Oh well.
*I impulsively picked up Mama Tried from my local library.