When father-of-two Sam loses his job, he (reluctantly) agrees to stay at home while his wife returns to work.
Secretly thinking this whole parenthood thing a breeze of leisurely jaunts to the park, reading the paper while the children play quietly and occasionally attending a civilised play date or two, Sam quickly realises just what exactly it means to be a stay-at-home parent.
Inevitably, domestic mayhem ensues. Just trying to get dressed in the morning and out of the house without going to A&E is a feat, as is managing the children's complicated play-date schedule while fending off the unwelcome advances of Jodhpur Mum at the playground. And Sam's foolproof 72-step Childcare Programme doesn't seem remotely up to the task.
Desperate to get his life back on track, Sam seizes upon a variety of mad schemes, but just as things look like they're beginning to fall into place, he makes a very surprising discovery ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 16/08/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099509363
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Review by 26kathryn
This book is hilarious! It is written in the form of Sam’s personal diary, and the crazy things that his kids get up to had me in stitches. I was laughing at things that really should not be funny, like the baby getting her hand stuck in the video player.Towards the end I found that things started to take a weird turn. The ending was not unexpected, but I’m not sure I liked it.