I'm sure we all, those of us who have children, have said things. Things that, upon reflection, seem ridiculous. Things that, if someone overheard them, would make that someone wonder if we are entirely sane. Things like
Don't put the zebra in the blender
Asparagus is not a weapon
Don't kiss your brother while he is on the toilet.
Father of five Nathan Ripperger said all of those things, and more to his children, and he actually wrote them down. And then he illustrated them and published them in a book entitled Things I've Said To My Children.
It's a cute concept and a cute book, but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, because the things Nathan Ripperger has said to his children don't seem all that strange or ridiculous to me. I can see myself needing to say many of these same things. I was expecting something more.
I wouldn't recommend buying the book for yourself, but it would make a cute gag gift for an expectant parent.
I received this book for free from the publisher through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.