I just finished Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids
” by Catholic author and humorist Susie Lloyd. My cheeks still ache since I think I was grinning the whole way while reading it. I hadn’t read her previous book “Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water”, but after reading her latest I will have to look it up.
Family life is certainly provides a rich vein to tap when it comes to humor and Susie milks it for all it’s worth. Here descriptions of family life will be familiar to many, especially those with large homeschooling families. The book is make up a short chapters which provide great bites for those busy parents that find little time to read. The first chapter describes her experience of having a boy after having seven girls in a row and the adapting this takes. Regardless though of what aspect of family life she is writing about it is invariably funny from the difficulties of getting kids to do chores in the kitchen to teaching them to drive I found myself often smiling and emitting a chuckle or two along the way. Her humor reminds me of Catholic humorist Tim Bete and I consider that quite a compliment.
Though she also writes about some annoyances such as what happens when you have a large family and dare to take them out in public. Funny how somebody could load their face with iron studs and have their underwear showing and nobody would dare to go up to them and criticize them for it. But have more than the customary amount of children and people you don’t even know will come up to you and be quite rude in their comments. Others have called them the procreation police, but her and her husband handles these pundits of procreation quite nicely.
I certainly recommend Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids.
Disclosure: The book was sent to me for review from the author.