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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:Theresa Blooningdale "After ten pregnancies in twelve years, I had to call in the FBI to find my waistline..." — In this entertaining, upbeat and humorous book, Theresa Bloomingdale shares the challanges 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 doctor."
- 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 strikes, finally managed to ignite the front porch
- the loyal youngest volunteered his one-in-a-million mom for den/home room/field trip Mother of the Year.
Through broken limbs and broken hearts, from cradle to college, Mrs Bloomingdale never loses her sense of humor as she writes on such topics as: capers of the kindergarten crowd; cub schouts, car pools, questions I couldn't possibly answer ("Why do little kids have to go to bed when they are not 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 back door is broken).
Underlying this warm hearted look at motherhood is the author's great faith in the next generation. "They are not only smarter then we are," she says, "but also a lot more fun. They are fun to live with, to talk to to listen to , to love and to write about." You will probably find yourself and your own kids on the pages of this amusing and delightful book.« less