In which Brianna reviews a fun picture book, featuring a child wondering how his dad could have given up being cool, and what might have made it happen. We've provided affiliate links if you'd like a copy of your own. By using them, you're helping to keep Busy Nest News going. Thanks for your support!
My Dad Used to Be so Cool, by Keith Negley
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve been reading stories about dads and their kids. One of these is My Dad Used to Be so Cool, by Keith Negley. It’s told from the perspective of a little boy. As he watches his dad cleaning the house and preparing to take them to the playground, the boy tries to reconcile his dad with what he knows about his dad’s past. He’s pretty sure Dad used to be in a rock band. It sounds crazy, but he has proof! There are instruments in the closet, and pictures on the wall of Dad rocking a bold, red mohawk. And for some reason Dad’s selling his cool motorcycle. Throughout the book, the boy wonders what could have made his dad give up his awesome lifestyle. After spending an afternoon at the park playing with his dad, the boy considers that maybe his dad is still a little bit cool, after all.
Wherein Brianna discusses one of her own major breakthroughs around self-care, and began the journey of overcoming self-care guilt.
I’m going to say it. Grocery shopping with children is an ordeal. It is a Herculean task. In the Hero’s Journey of your week, it is the trip to the Underworld. Anyone who has never had occasion to shop with children (and not just young children, either) might think I am exaggerating. Anyone who has attempted to purchase more than a gallon of milk with a child in tow will agree that my words have the profound ring of Truth in them.
In which Ariel discusses Mamasaurus and Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp. Though she was initially less than enthused these books are perfect for toddler paleontologists. This post contains affiliate links. By using them you help keep Busy Nest News up and running. Thank you for your continued support!
Mamasaurus & Papasaurus
Ariel and Brianna are friends who met while working in a library. Now they collaborate to develop life-enhancing book club experiences.
Let's keep in touch!