Monday, October 25, 2010

Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids by Susie Lloyd


The uninterrupted life is not worth living! Lifelong Catholic, devoted wife, diligent homeschooler, and mother of seven, Susie Lloyd is too busy to give advice: busy giving home haircuts and finding missing socks; busy teaching her teen girls to drive, cook, and diagram sentences; busy praying for divine protection while she races off to church (late) in her full-size van. But every so often, Susie finds a few moments to record the shananigans of her family in a Dave Barry style that will have you chuckling from the first diaper to the moment her daughter remembers to put the car in "park."


You don't need seven kids to appreciate Susie's humor. Her misadventures and funny but touching insights into the busy family life, especially the busy Catholic family life are bound to resonate in you. Mixed in with the anecdotes and the irony ("God makes you go to church with all the kids to keep you humble") are bits of wisdom and the comfort of knowing that Mom's you are not alone.

I often advise parents (and myself) that you know you'll laugh about that child's misadventure in a couple of years, so why wait? Laugh now. Susie does a great job in helping us see, though her family, the virtue of laughing now.

Attention Government Regulators: I saw Susie handing a copy of her book to another person at the Catholic Writers Conference Live in promise for a review and jumped in to get one, too. The title was too good to pass up.


Walt said...

One nice thing about telling parental war stories is that, in the future, your kids can probably use them to successfully sue you for defamation of character. Thus, you won't have to worry about them making their way in the world.

Susie Lloyd said...

Good point. Now why didn't I think to use their names and dig up better dirt than writing on the wall? Dang.

Thanks for the review Karina! Fun seeing you!