Title: How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?
Author: Rachel Balducci
Publisher: Baker (Revell)
Synopsis: When Rachel Balducci looks for material for her writing, she doesn't have to look far. Her subject matter can be found climbing through the window, hanging on to the edge of the roof, and rummaging through the refrigerator. Here she chronicles the exuberant, awesome life of boys through bizarre conversations overheard, unbelievable rules she's been forced to make, and the many episodes of boy behavior that continue to mystify mothers worldwide. From the care and feeding of her team, to travels out in public, to their wide-eyed adoration of Chuck Norris, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweetly wild side of boyhood.
My thoughts: What a entertaining book this was! Rachel's love for her family and her boys shines through in every story that she tells, from the list of things she never thought she would say (What do you mean you accidentally kicked your brother in the lip?) to the list of rules posted in her kitchen. I like her list of "unpublished" rules that she adds to daily - like "no beating the tops of trucks with bats".
Rather than curb her boys' zest for life, she embraces it - embraces the fact that they are boys and that God made them with their own personalities - even though she sometimes thinks they are clones of her husband. Having only one boy myself (the 2 teen girls bring enough drama!) I could relate - just not on the level that she deals with. My boy is definitely different that my girls, but from the sounds of Rachel's life - mine would definitely fit right in.
I would recommend this book to anyone raising sons, grandsons, nephews - or anyone who wants to commiserate with mom's who do.
Available April 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
~I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.~
How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?
Publisher/Publication Date: Revell, Apr 1, 2010