We’ve all experienced toddler tantrums haven’t we? I know we’ve certainly had our fair share with Monkey. I know that Monkey crying because he’s having a tantrum is a totally different scenario than Monkey crying because he’s hurt himself, is in pain or really upset. I’m just getting to grips with Tumblr (you do remember that I’m a techno dinosaur don’t you). Anyway, Reasons My Son is Crying has been a huge sensation on Tumblr. You can imagine what it was all about from the title!
Greg Pembroke started a worldwide sensation when he posted pictures of his three-year old son, having a tantrum, whilst explaining why his son was actually crying – he had broken his bit of cheese in half. Sound familiar? It obviously has to millions of parents around the globe – he has over 5 million hits in a month on his blog.
Parents started sending him photo’s of their own children, crying, mid tantrum, and so Reasons My Kid is Crying a new book, published by Boxtree (a division of PanMacmillan) on 10th October arrived priced at £9.99.
This hardback book contains 158 pages with photo’s of children mid tantrum, explaining why each child is crying. I have to state that none of the children are in pain. I actually think if you’ve been having ‘one of those’ days with your own little
monster child, this book will give you some light relief. You are not alone, your child is no different from all the rest. They get upset by the weirdest, non-sensical things.
The book collects together the photos sent to Greg from parents across the globe, documenting the many, completely illogical reasons why small children cry. (‘I let him play on the grass’ . . . ‘We told him the pig says “oink”’ . . . ‘The neighbour’s dog isn’t outside’). But it is also a poignant reminder, for burned-out parents (and grandparents!) everywhere, that they’re not alone, and that not all toddler tantrums are tragedies – that it is, in fact, OK to laugh at the universal, baffling logic of toddlers!
I have never actually caught Monkey on camera mid-outburst. I have found so many scenarios described in this book very familiar. It has made me and Daddy P chuckle. We’ve had the meltdown because it’s raining, because it’s stopped raining, because a toy car is red, blue etc etc etc.
I think this would make a funny stocking filler for any parent who’s lived through the ‘toddler years’!
disclaimer: we were sent this book for the purpose of review, our comments however, still remain our own.
If you would like to own a copy of Reasons My Kid is Crying – you could be in luck! PanMacmillan are offering 2 copies to my readers! Entry is via the rafflecopter below – good luck!
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