The perfect gift for Mother's Day, this book is not a how-to-guide. It won't tell you how to get your baby to sleep, how to deal with toddler tantrums, how to be a good parent, a cool parent or even a renegade parent. It is a book about parenting that contains absolutely no useful advice whatsoever. Instead it shares beautifully honest anecdotes and illustrations from the parenting frontline that demonstrate it is perfectly possible to love your children with the whole of your heart whilst finding them incredibly irritating at the same time. From pregnancy to starting school, Hurrah For Gin takes you through the exciting, frustrating, infuriating and wonderful whirlwind of parenthood, offering solidarity and a friendly hug after a tough day. Best served with gin.
A much needed go-to for every parent who has disregarded the baby-books, burned the terrible-twos manuals, is living on 26 minutes of sleep and is still able to take the time to gaze lovingly into a glass of decanted gold. A book that helps you realise you are doing it right, no matter which way you do it.
Hurrah for Gin -
What a tonic - no pun intended - it's so refreshing to read a book that actually tells it how it is. I lost count of the number of times I was crying from laughing so much at the descriptions of how we are as families these days.
Just utterly superb.
I'm buying loads of copies for my girl friends, who I know will also howl laughing at it.