Stock Yard Mama

Just a young mom of 2 sharing her thoughts with the world.

I Don’t Know How Does She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother by Allsion Pearson

So I’m reading this book now and I want to share a few snippets with you before I write the final review:) Yes, it is the one that came out as a movie this weekend, click here for the trailer. It looks cute!

“Babies never extend any credit. They have a tyrant’s disdain for fairness. They grant no time off for cuddles received, no parole for long hours spent nursing in the dark. You can answer that cry a hundred times, and on the hundred and first they’ll still have you court-martialed for desertion.”

“There is a scream from Ben’s room. A Hammer Horror scream. Third time tonight – or is it fourth? Teething again….You crawl back to bed and you lie there trying to do the jigsaw of sleep with half the pieces missing. Perhaps he’ll go back by himself. Please let him go back. It’s always around now, when the dark is silvery with the first inkling of light, that you start cutting desperate deals with God. “Oh, God, if you’ll just let him go back to sleep, I’ll….” I’ll what? I’ll be a better mother. I’ll never complain again, I’ll savor every grain of sleep I get from now until my dying day. No, he won’t go back…The book tells you to leave baby to cry, but Ben hasn’t read the book. He doesn’t understand that after forty minutes or so of continuous crying, baby will settle down. The book says that Ben may have attachment issues; I think he’s just figured out that the Mummy who isn’t here in the day is available for nocturnal cuddles.”

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