When I’m having a rough day with my kids, my friends and I joke that it’s wine o’clock. It’s either that or locking myself in the bathroom (with my smartphone). The authors of Reasons Mommy Drinks not only empathize with those crazy days but Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson have given us solutions. In the form of cocktails.
Lyranda and Fiona are my new best friends.
There’s a special cocktail (or mocktail) for every parenting occasion accompanied by a hilarious (but true) rant that I can relate to. The “pacifier rating system” lets you know how badly the accompanying cocktail is needed for each event, with 5 being the most dire. I’ll let you guess what the pacifier rating is for #29 Explosive Poo for which we need mudslides. Exactly.
The book starts with mocktails to help moms celebrate their pregnancy with drinks like The Due Date to help you get through #1 The Baby Shower where “well-educated, properly raised successful women resort to eating baby food, guessing how fat Mommy is, and melting O’Henry bars in diapers to simulate poo.” I have been there. Eating mystery baby food is not fun.
The one that made me laugh out loud is reason #78 Working From Home. My 3-year-old is not in daycare or preschool; he’s home with me. My conference calls are eerily similar to the re-enactment in the book. I try to schedule all of my conference calls during my son’s nap time but he doesn’t always nap when he’s supposed to (see #49 Nap Time).
I think we could all partake in the accompanying drink for #78 which is the Career Suicide, which is rated at 4 pacifiers:
1 oz Malibu rum
1 oz tequila
3 oz lemon-lime soda
splash of orange juice
splash of grenadine
Combine all ingredients in an ice-field glass and stir. Enjoy while surfing Monster.com.
Any cocktail that calls for tequila is my friend. I’ll have to go and check my bar for rum. Hmmm.
If you are a parent or around small children, you need a copy of Reasons Mommy Drinks by Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson. Why cry during those stressful parenting moments when we can laugh and pour ourselves a beverage?
Want to win your very own copy of Reasons Mommy Drinks? Just leave a comment sharing when you last needed a cocktail. I’ll draw a winner on Oct 7th.
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