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I Should Have Seen It Coming When The Rabbit Died
I Should Have Seen It Coming When The Rabbit Died Author:Teresa Bloomingdale "After ten pregnancies in twelve years, I had to call in the FBI to find my waistline... — In this entertaining, upbeat, and humorous book, Teresa Bloomingdale shares the Challenges and joys she experienced rearing a station-wagon family in a Toyota world and admits cheerfully she would not have traded the experience for anything...except, maybe,... more » the times when:
-four of the toddlers had to be rushed to the emergency ward for Ipecac treatment after "playing docter"
-the family went on vacation and, in dividing the kids into two cars, inadvertently left one behind in Las Vegas
-the four year old had found a book of matches and, after several unsuccessful tries, finally managed to ignite the front porch- the loyal youngest volunteered his one-in-a-million mom for den/homeroom/field trip Mother of the Year.
Though broken limbs and broken heart, from cradle to college, Mrs. Bloomingdale never looses her sense of humor as she writes on such topics as: capers of the kindergarten crowd;club scouts; car pools; questions I couldn't possibly answer ("Why do little kids have to go to bed when they aren't tired and get up when they are?"; the awfulness of adolescence (acne, algebra,rejection,and dejection); the broken home ( the toys are broken, the dishwasher is broken, the backdoor is broken).
Underlying this warmhearted look at motherhood is the author's great faith in the next generation. "They are not only smarter than we are," she says, "but also alot more fun. They are fun to live with, to listen to, to love... and to write about." You'll probably find yourself and your own kids on the pages of this amusing and delightful book.« less