A collection chock full of kids’ candid, often insightful thoughts on the ridiculous rules, bothersome behaviors and mortifying moments they endure at the hands of their clueless and well-intentioned parents.
“My mom trims my dad’s nose hairs. Right in front of us.”
Tory, 9, Tallahassee, FL
“Whenever company comes over, they want me to play the violin for them. I don’t know who hates this more, me or the company.”
Sue, 11, Rochester, NY
Carson, 17, Des Moines, IA
Merry’s comments: I love this little book. There is so much honesty and insight in it. And, often, kids know much more than their parents suspect. It was fun talking to the young people who contributed, even if it was sometimes mortifying to see life from their points of view.