Stephanie Wilder-Taylor is absolutely hilarious in Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay. Her witty humor and blunt statements had me in stitches. The only time I’m able to read is while I’m breastfeeding. Unfortunately, this book had me laughing so much that I often startled Liam while he was eating because I couldn’t hold in my laughter!
Sometimes you just need a light book. You just need to laugh. This is the book for every new mom. My friend Seung-Lan gave it to me before I had Liam and I decided to save it until I had him to read. I’m glad I did because I got more of the jokes because I was actually living them!
Here are just some of the VERY many hilarious lines of Mrs. Wilder-Taylor:
“Some doctors will tell you to give fruit last, because they worry that once a baby gets a taste of sweet fruit they’ll lose all interest in anything nutritious like vegetables. As if fruit were some sort of gateway drug that would lead to the harder stuff…like Nilla Wafers.”
“From what I hear the majority of babies find the swing more sleep-inducing that Tylenol PM, which can make the swing worth its weight in gold.”
“Endless pricey appliances are perched on the shelves of every baby store, simply waiting for sleepy parents to stumble into range. My husband, on a desperate run to Babies “R” Us, took the bait with something cloyingly named the Snuggle Nest. This this is basically a postal service crate that shamelessly retails for fifty bucks. It fit into the middle of our queen-size bed, leaving each of us a leftover place about the size of a Post-it note to sleep. That item lasted until the opening credits of Conan O’Brien…I seriously think we narrowly escaped at least one of us needing back surgery.”
“If you’re holding you baby 24/7, that’s not a baby, that’s a tumor.”
So, do yourself a favor and read this book. You’ll be glad you had a good laugh!