Amber Dusick is a mom who writes and illustrates the popular
Crappy Pictures website where she shares candid, no holds
barred funny stories about parenting her two kids..complete
with crude topics and drawings. She covers topics from
everything such as life before kids, sleeping, eating,
traveling, sickness, Poop & Diapers. Oh and lets not forget
about the 50 Crappy Laws of Parenting. The photos that go
along with the story are hilarious. Yes they are
crude...but they add to the hilarious take on the crappier
side of parenting.
Being a parent of two boys myself, Amber's stories made me
laugh out loud and remember the times when my own kids
seemed to eat, puke, poop, and sleep. She gives you an
outside view of how she made juggled feeding an infant at
dinner time as well as trying to regain some intimacy with
kids. It is always nice to know that you are not alone in
the crazy world of parenting and that there are other moms
out there just as frustrated and worn out as you are.
In short, parenting is a hard. There are days where you want
to pull your hair out, or even go into your bedroom, cover
your face with a pillow and scream out your frustrations.
But at the end of the day, there is simply nothing you can
do besides laugh, because these are the memories that will
stay with you and your kids for years. They might not
remember where they were headed on a vacation, but they will
certainly remember the time that one of them had to pee so
bad that you ended up on the side of the road somewhere
having peeing contests with the rest of the males in the
"The drawings aren't very good, Mama."
—Crappy Boy, age 5
Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just
sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog
Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed
a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day
things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is
hilarious! At least when you're not the one wiping it up.
This book won't make your frustrating moments any less
crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy
and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh.
Because you're not alone. And sometimes the crappiest
moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And
also, well, you know.