Friday, February 5, 2010

Babyproofing Your Marriage

I'm not usually one for "self-help," but I saw this in the B&N clearance for $2 and thought, 'Why not?'  What a great decision!  Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to laugh more, argue less, and communicate better as your family grows covers the gamut from mismatched libidos to battling in-laws to scorekeeping in a gritty, real, and humorous way.  If you have small children and don't see at least a small piece of yourself (and significant other) in this book...then maybe I should read YOUR book.  Without being too crass, Rich and I read this together in bed one night and just laughed and laughed because it was SO us.  I had no idea we were so...typical.

Written by three normal moms, the beauty of this book is that you don't have to read it straight through.  If you and your husband are just fine on splitting up household duties- skip that chapter!  I have to admit, my favorite part was the chapter on mismatched libidos.  Apparently, the only person here who cares that I'm packing on some pounds is ME!  I tend not to believe Rich when he claims he a.) doesn't notice, and b.) doesn't care.  I had to hear it from a dozen other husbands that the intimacy they need FAAAAR outweighs my swingin' flabby arms.  I give this gem 4 steamed appropriate.  : )

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog! I hated the Time traveler's wife, too...but i love black coffee :)