If you are a parent with a sense of humour, you would have read the very popular Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach or maybe even listened to the narration by Samuel L. Jackson and laughed at the universal frustration felt by a parent whose child simply does not want to go to sleep.
You Have to F**king Eat is the very funny sequel to Go the F**k to Sleep, but this time we are dealing with kids and their myriad food issues. Kids who do not want to eat. Even if it’s food that they specifically (and loudly) asked for. Even if it’s their favourite food of all time. Kids who would rather eat some random gross thing off the floor than their own food on the table. Kids who make an incredible mess when they eat. Kids who refuse to eat during mealtime and then declare they are starving to death when it’s way too late for them to eat anything.
Now I’m not one to curse and swear freely (except in my head), and definitely not at my kids, but the incredible frustration I feel with the three of them during mealtimes is so accurately depicted in this book. I’m sure there are people with children who are perfect angels at mealtimes, eating everything on their plate (including the vegetables) and not dropping a single crumb. But I personally don’t know any kids like that, to be honest, so I strongly recommend this book to all my mummy/ daddy friends out there.
Getting a kid to eat what she is supposed to at the right time can be unbelievably difficult but this book will inject a much-needed dose of humour into the experience and let you know that you are not alone. You Have to F**king Eat is available from Book Depository at S$17.40. Get this for yourself or for a friend who needs a new perspective and a good laugh. But make sure you keep the book out of sight and out of reach of the little ones!
Disclaimer: We received the book from Book Depository for review purposes. This review contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.