Reasons My Kid Is Crying: Review

This post was inspired by the novel Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke who captures frustrating yet hilarious parenting moments through perfectly captioned photos of unhappy kids. Join From Left to Write on April 15 we discuss Reasons My Kid Is Crying. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

April is kind of insane month for From Left to Write contributors, the original books for the month were just: The Idea of Him and The Opposite of Maybe, and I signed up for both. Then we got word that we’d also have the option to review Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke and Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan, but that essentially means one review a week, and A LOT of reading, but I was up for the challenge.

Luckily, Reasons My Kid is Crying is more of a picture book. It is just as describe above, pictures of kids crying with hilarious captions, if you are a parent you’ve probably seen the website that started it all.

IMG_8070He is crying because his UCONN shirt is dirty and I wouldn’t take it out of the hamper.

Parenting is full of ups and downs, but a lot of time I feel like you look back and laugh at a lot of the stuff that was ridiculous and silly, but you thought was so serious when it happened.

This book would make a great gift for a new parent or a veteran parent, or even if you want to buy it for yourself, it would make a great coffee table book…as long as the toddler hands don’t get to it. Or connect with Greg on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you have a funny crying photo or story about your child?


14 thoughts on “Reasons My Kid Is Crying: Review

  1. I don’t have any crying photos, but their reasons for crying have been ridiculous… like – I wouldn’t peel the grapes before I put them in the snack bag, or I wouldn’t let them kiss the dog.

  2. Aw B haha. What a reason to be crying! If I cried every time an outfit I wanted to wear was dirty, I’d be an unhappy camper. (Do you recognize that happy camper reference from “Dad Is Fat”? He talks about it toward the end!)

    • Oh man, we haven’t had a stuffed animal type of meltdown yet, but we literally have 10 Mickeys of different sizes and looks lol

    • Haha, yes the cry face is awesome. We are at an age with B where there are crying fits where we know he is doing it for a reaction, so if we laugh at it he ends up laughing with us. Kids just get better with age!

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