Monday, June 17, 2013

Life is short, Laundry is eternal, by Scott Benner

This was charming, heart warming, and moving.
This father, who writes with such love, sounds like a wonderful man, and I'm so glad he shared his experiences as a parent. As a stay-at-home mom, I definitely related to many of his struggles with chores, but was most interested in his own story of how he came to shake off a difficult childhood of his own, to embrace fatherhood fearlessly.
This is very much a first book, very personal, and perhaps not the most literary book out there, but Scott's sincerity and essential goodness made this a treat to read.
Their family's battle with diabetes was eye-opening, and frightening, and I'm sure his blog is a great source of information and consolation for other parents dealing with that issue.
I did find him to be a little grating at times, addressing "you ladies", but given his sociocultural background, it was a wonderful effort, and I sincerely enjoyed reading it.

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