Friday, April 3, 2009

It's HERE!! Check it out to win a free book or cap!

So - I have this friend from high school, Lucy Adams, who wrote this amazing book - called "If Mama Don't Laugh, It Ain't Funny" which may be one of the most hilarious books I've ever read. Run, don't walk, to get your copy - my husband laughed so hard that he literally fell out of bed one night....I think some of the stories might have hit a little close to home for him...if ya know what I mean??

See - Lucy is an awesome Southern Mom who actually remembered to write down all the side-splittingly funny things her kids did (and continue to do). Imagine that Jeff Foxworthy & Erma Bombeck got together on a book about raising's THAT funny.

Here is a fabulous excerpt from If Mama Don't Laugh, It Ain't Funny:

Out of the Mouths of Babes

I am blessed with (and tortured by) children who think profound thoughts. They never ask uncomplicated questions like why the sky is blue or endeavor to discuss the Big Bang
No, I’m hit with musings like, “What’s worser, Daddy gassing or being in love?” Not an easy one to answer, because it depends on when you ask me.
I find comfort in knowing that they do it to my husband, too. One morning, as the noise level around the breakfast table skyrocketed, my husband calmly walked over to the radio and shut down the commercial announcer in midsentence. He then breathed a huge sigh of relief. Our two year old daughter queried as to why he wouldn’t let her listen to the music, to which I responded that her daddy felt over-stimulated.
“By what” said our eight year-old, “diagra?”
Yet, inopportune comments at inopportune times often endow me with an opening to teach values and to put life (usually, my own) into perspective. My children’s questions and observations compel me to see the confusion of the world through their eyes. How lovely to spend my spare time wondering if I’m invisible in camouflage pants or considering what’s scarier, a T-rex or a tornado?
My children enrich my life as they press me into saying what’s more “importanter,” wearing shoes or wearing underwear? I would much rather focus on that intense and
timely issue, than perusing my stock portfolio or planning my work day.
After all, what does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth? And who would win a fight, a centipede or a scorpion? And what is the difference between the white sox and the red
sox, besides their socks?

(Excerpted from If Mama Don’t Laugh, It Ain’t Funny (Palm Tree Press), by Lucy Adams. Repreinted here by permission of the author.)

If you leave some love, I'll also send you the link to download this awesome quick page tag album - this beautiful tag album is made my Katie Pertiet & I added papers by Carrie Stephens from her Spontnaneous Delight Collection. This album prints perfectly on the Avery 53215 printable tags!

You can buy a copy of Lucy's awesome book now (they make great Mother's Day gifts!!) by clicking HERE or on the image of the cover above. I've given several of these out & everybody tells me that they went back & bought more to give to their mom or to other women they know & love. For all sales made from this link, I'm donating all proceeds to charity!

Leave some love for Lucy to get a freebie - and one lucky person will win a signed copy of the book & another will win a cool hat!

Take care, Meg


Michelle said...

That book just seems hilarious and like a very fun and inspiring read! & Cute tags!!!

Chrystal said...

is it too late to win a free copy? she is hilarious!