I was looking around for more parenting books with humour when I bumped against this one. Scary Mommy? Holidays? Guide to survive those? Sign me up!
Though I hadn’t expected it to have more than one contributor/writer. Given it is Scary Mommy, I thought there would be just one woman talking and telling us how to survive those holidays. However, in the end, I didn’t mind it at all. In fact I loved the variety and loved seeing how these women were celebrating the holidays. We meet women who celebrate Hanukkah (and how they have to explain to their kids that Santa doesn’t come to them), but also those who celebrate Christmas. And there is a full part just about Thanksgiving and all that entails (turkey, drunk family members, so much food).
I learned a lot about American holidays and how they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Thanksgiving. I already know a bit about it thanks to the movies, books, and series that have these events happening, but this brought a fresh non-fiction spin to it. That is why I was so delighted with all the recipes.
Yes, recipes! We get quite a few recipes that all (well, with the exception of those with nuts) all sound delicious and I definitely would like to try them out.
I had so many laughs at all the stories that these women tell us about their family, about the kids, and how to survive this holiday season and make sure you don’t go crazy. 😛 Some really made something special of their story (like the woman who wrote a letter to some elf on the shelf (which is apparently some kind of toy??)).
I am going to be checking out the other book by Scary Mommy as I had tons of fun reading this one, and I hope that one will also be fun. As for this book? I would recommend it.