Haiku Mama by Kari Anne Roy

Posted: under Reviews.
Tags: , January 30th, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

Motherhood is hilarious. I didn’t know this until I had my own little girl a year and a half ago. Now that I have her, though, I’m so happy to have found Haiku Mama, a book by Kari Anne Roy. Her mommy haiku are every bit as funny as motherhood.

In this book of wee-sized poems, Ms. Roy shares not only the joys, but also the agonies of motherhood. She also manages to cover the ridiculous aspects, too.

Her haiku show just how much we love our children and just how imperfect all of us are in our parenting adventures.

Imperfect parent? Who me? Sadly, yes.

But the good news is that Haiku Mama will cause anyone outside the uber-mom category to joyously giggle.

Before reading Haiku Mama, I had no idea, for example, that other moms (and their tots) dealt with this problem . . .

A new universe

begets strange new forms of life

in lost sippy cups.

Now, though, I’m thrilled to know I’m not the only one who finds gross things growing in my daughter’s lost sippies.

Of course there are also haiku about the lovey-dovey dumpling moments that, even in their sweetness, are still quite funny. Like this one . . .

Sniffing newborn’s head

a primal urge takes over —

try not to eat him.

Did I know that I would be a head-sniffer before motherhood? Absolutely not. But now I know I’m not the only one.

And then there are the moments we don’t want to advertise to our friends and family . . .

Child hugging t.v.

should probably not be your

Christmas card this year

Moments like this might stay safely hidden when it comes to our yearly, holiday newsletters, but Kari Anne Roy lets it all hang out in her book. And for this, I adore Haiku Mama.

If you want to check out more from Kari Anne Roy, you can also visit her blog.

All haiku in this post © Kari Anne Roy.

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Haiku Mama: (because 17 syllables is all you have time to read)


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