Friday, August 25, 2006
Queen Esther and Second Graders of Doom
It's been one of those weeks. Eric was traveling, work was busy, the kids missed their Daddy. It's been on of those years. Questioning where I'm going and what I'm doing. Who I am and who I want to be. A good year, but challenging, too.
When I picked up Queen Esther and the Second Graders of Doom (I wish I could get the cover to upload because it's great!), I didn't know what to expect. I'd never read anything by Allie Pleiter. What I got was a book that had me laughing from the first page (really -- I was walking down the sidewalk on my way to a lunch meeting giggling like crazy). But at the same time it asked some of the hard questions that all new moms ask. What happened to my life? Do I like who I am now? I love being a mommy, but isn't there more to life? More to me? Those issues were dealt with in such a real way, the laughter turned to tears occasionally. It felt like Allie had somehow crawled into my head and expressed some of my questions.
If you need some time to laugh with a friend about the craziness of life in a new town with a new baby and a Sunday school class full of wild second grade boys, then I think you'll enjoy this book as much as I did.