Sunday, 17 February 2019

Review: Why Mummy Swears

Why Mummy Swears Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted. But this is only the beginning…

After being dragged to join the school’s PTA in the new term by an annoyingly kind-spirited neighbour, Mummy is stuck with organising the Christmas Fayre and pleasing all the overly disapproving parents. In combination with getting to know her father’s surprise new glamorous (and much younger) wife, and being forced to spend more time with her narcissistic mother, life isn’t cutting her much of a break. What more could possibly happen?

I really enjoyed this light hearted read but if you don't like swearing it probably won't be to your taste. There is a LOT of swearing in it. Lots of it rings true and although it's essentially a humourous take on the struggles of a woman trying to juggle family life with working full time, it also highlights the disparity that still exists between working parents.

However, one thing that really annoyed me was how did no one spot that 12 year olds are not still at primary school? A glaring error that should have been picked up by an editor although actually, as the author has children of her own, should not have been made in the first place.

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  1. Thanks for the review! Doesn't seem like a book I would enjoy. I love how you picked up on that last. Seems like (at least) the editor should have caught it!

  2. I guess it's not my type of book. I homeschooled our kids for 20 years and loved having them around. Sounds like the book would be a contemporary movie, however. LOL

  3. Not my kind of book either definitely. My mother NEVER swears and I was raised not too also...not my thing I guess. Have a great week!


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