Michelle Lamar has a winner with The White Trash Mom Handbook. I’ve been reading bits of it, laughing until I can’t see, and then reading some more for a few weeks now. There are so many useful ideas in here, should you be willing to follow the way of the White Trash Mom. For example: are you running out of time off you can take for your kids’ perpetual doctor visits? Try the “fake purse” escape.
Essentially, keep a fake, empty purse in your desk at work. When you have to leave, just put that purse somewhere visible, mess up the papers on your desk, leave the lamp on, and make it appear like you’ve just taken off to the ladies’ room for a moment, instead of the truth: that you’ve actually left for the day.
Are you unsure whether you want to be called (or deserve to be called a white trash mom? There’s a quiz on page 14. Answer yes or no to a few of these:
- My children call soda pop “kid beers.”
- My children learned to order pizza delivery by age seven.
- My children have gotten angry with me for borrowing cash from them.
Chapter 6 on the “Muffia” is the best in my opinion. It deals with the “mean and snobby mothers who usually run the school your child attends.” Totally fun.
Okay, it might not be the book for everybody, but I tell you this: it’s fun, written for laughs, and definitely a great gift for that friend you like to tease.
What’s this have to do with social media? Michelle’s active on blogs, Facebook, and you can follow
The book is The White Trash Mom Handbook, and you can get it at bookstores everywhere.