Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?

Author: Rachel Balducci
Publisher: Revell
April 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3372-8
Genre: Inspirational/parenting

Rachel Balducci knows about raising boys. She has five of them. So she doesn’t have to look very far to find material for her book. I was impressed after reading just the first couple pages how she nailed boyhood on the head. I have two boys, and I could relate to most all the stories she shares.

Such as, the love language of boys is food. Very true. Boys have to eat, and heaven help us if there is no snack food in the house. I counteract this need for junk food by keeping celery and peanut butter on hand. As well as unpeeled carrots. They think that it’s cool to peel them. (Please don’t tell them this stuff is healthy!)

Then there is the phone issue. Am I the only one in the family who can hear the phone? My husband can be sitting right beside it and no answer it. My sons will let it ring. Unless they are expecting a call—from their boss, girlfriend, etc, and then they will kill anyone in their path. I had to laugh when I read Ms. Balducci’s story of her boys and their phone phobia.

Then there’s the rubber snake attack, how boys make plans, and dangerous living, among other tales.

HOW DO YOU TCK IN A SUPERHERO? is stock-full of laugh-out loud moments that mothers of boys will definitely relate to. Mother’s of girls might want to read it just out of curiosity. If you are a parent, grandparent, or just live next door to a parent of boys (and wondering about all the tunnels in the backyard) then you might want to pick up a copy of HOW DO YOU TUCK IN A SUPERHERO? While you won’t be guaranteed a new kid, you will have a new appreciation of the blessings God has given you. $12.99. 203 pages.

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