Christina Scalise tells the tales of her family's most humorous moments in this collection of funny, true stories based on the real-life experiences of her family.
"You are NOT going to believe what just happened!" LMAO!
Yes...that was usually the precursor to some of the most ridiculous events our family had ever experienced. There is never a dull moment with our family. And, with all the stressful moments, injuries, and illnesses we have endured throughout the years, we quickly figured out that laughter truly is the best medicine of all!
Now, for those of you who have kids already and remember doing a few crazy things as a kid yourself, you may be able to relate to some of these stories. For those of you who plan on starting a family of your own, consider this book to be a warning of things to come. And, for those of you who simply want to laugh and enjoy the fact that it's not happening to you (today)...well...enjoy!
So, what does a "normal" family life consist of anyway? Well, in our family, everyday life not only included feeding the dog, doing the laundry, washing the dishes, running errands and making dinner, it also included the occasional emergency room visit for the most ridiculous injuries, some really creative parenting, smart aleck children who weren't always cooperative, the most insane pets doing the most ridiculous things, a very "thrifty" dad and a C.D.O. mom (yes, that's me; and for those of you who don't know what C.D.O. is.....I explain it all in Chapter Five). And, with everything that's happened to us over the years (at the end of each day) my husband and I would just look at each other and ask ourselves..."Are we normal?"
Well...I guess you're about to find out...
|Publisher:||Brighton Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
New parents (and humor readers) absolutely must read “Are We Normal?” by Christina Scalise! Children really do these things… so be ready! You might take author, Christina Scalise’s lead on handling the wild world of raising (three) children, (I have three children too) or like me, you might be super thankful you were at least SOMETIMES prepared by other parent’s stories BEFORE the inevitable wacky things happen in your family! Christina is a witty and comical writer that loves her children. Although, I felt like hiding in my room on a few pages… Haha! And she gives her readers the “why” behind her delightful family. Wonderful read!
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite Are We Normal?: Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family by Christina Scalise is a quick, humorous read. Not only is this book funny but you can learn from it as well. My own mother also used to tell me, "Do not eat yellow snow." This advice I plan to tell my own child as well. When I started Are We Normal?: Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family, it seemed like a bunch of random stories from a diary that had been thrown together. You must pay attention because there are chapters and they do have titles that group the stories together. The stories towards the end of the book seem to fit together better as chapters than the ones in the first couple of chapters. I also would have liked to see pictures, especially of the animals. Christina Scalise's Are We Normal? asks a simple question. Are we normal? Every parent has wondered if their children are normal or just a little weird. After reading this book, I can say my child and I are normal. Not only have I experienced some of the same things Scalise wrote about, but I have my own stories to add if Scalise ever decides to write another book. Scalise's book has also given me new ideas on how to discipline my child. My personal favorite form of discipline in the book was when Scalise threw her son's clothes in a tree. I would recommend giving this book to any parents, especially new parents. That way they can compare stories and prepare for the years ahead.