Friday, November 11, 2016

Can I Sit On Your Lap While You're Pooping? by Matthew Carroll and his daughter Morgan


Can I Sit On Your Lap While You're Pooping? by Matthew Carroll and his daughter Morgan

Review by Lauren

source: copy from BEA16; all opinions are my own

Official Summary: As a single dad, Matthew Carroll didn’t always have someone to share in his frequent laughter and incredulity at the various things his daughter, Morgan, said. Hoping to docu­ment some of her best commentary, Carroll took to recording her choicest quotes on his iPhone when she was between the ages of three and five. He then compiled them chronologically in a small homemade volume for friends and family who, compelled by the hilarious and touching content, encouraged him to share it with a larger audience.

Review: This little book is so adorable! It would make the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone you know who has a young child. As we all know, "kids say the darndest things!" and I love reading about them because they just crack me up! This book is easily read in one sitting, as each page is a small quote from Morgan. Above the quote, Matthew has given the day and time that these things were said - which is kind of cool and it shows you how Morgan is aging. If the quote needs context, Matthew mentions that under the date. These say things like "during nap time" or "while watching (XYZ) movie..." and then you understand a bit more about why Morgan is saying certain things.

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If you know young kids, they say crazy things, but sometimes they say things that are just really inspiring and wise. This book gives you both of these type of quotes, and I loved them all. As for the funnier quotes, some of them really did have me laughing out loud!

Make this a gift now and buy a copy!

11 comments:

Jasprit said...

Aww this book sounds totally adorable Lauren! It's not something I would normally consider giving a go, but your review has convinced me otherwise! Lovely review as always! :)

Lexxie Lin said...

Oh LOL!! This is really how it feels sometimes to have small children!! Mine would definitely enter the bathroom when I was doing my business :D It sounds really cute and Im glad you enjoyed it, Lauren!
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

LOL! I needed that today. Just seeing that title and that quote put a smile on my face. Such a good book pressie!

mypixieblog said...

OMG, the title of this book is hilarious!! And I have a friend whose daughter actually did this to her once. Asked if she could sit on her lap while mommy was pooping. Thank you so much for sharing; I know many moms (and dads!) who would love to read this :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!! XOXO

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

This sounds adorable!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

This book sounds hilarious!

The Bibliophile Babe said...

Quite the title, haha!

Diva Booknerd said...

This sounds hilarious Lauren and an absolute joy to read. Anything to do with kids or animals and you can be guaranteed to be entertained. Great idea as a stocking stuffer too. Wonderful review Lauren and thrilled you enjoyed this one <3

Carrie said...

Lol! I had to read this post when I saw the title. Yes, kids do say and do the darnest things. Especially mine, although I don't think I'm alone! ha! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

Jennifer Humphries said...

Roller skating would be easier without the skates!What a fun sounding read and I feel a kindred parenting soul here in this book. I want to read it! Thanks for sharing your review:)

Naomi Hop said...

*Snickers* That title got me! I giggled! Sounds like a cute read!