The Hilarious Potato Incident

Pink Think: “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain

I tried to explain, but I was laughing too hard. The kids looked at me curiously as I sat at the kitchen table doubled over with laughter and wiping tears as I held a small pink book in my shaking hand. Any of you who have read the “potato” incident in Jane Isfeld Still’s little gem of a book The Crazy Daze of Motherhood know what I mean. If you haven’t read it, you are missing out.

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In two dozen stories over 88 pages, Jane writes about her life as a mother to six children and wife to a water-obsessed man, through a wryly astute and hilarious lens.

Take, for instance, this observation: “How is it possible that we live in an age of electronic and mechanical wonders like satellites in space, Google, and the iPhone, yet we still have people who have no workable lock on their bathroom door?”

Or her thoughts on friends visiting her at the hospital: “I do not want to see my perky friends. They feel the need to come all dressed up in their cutest clothes with hair combed and makeup on.”

But like I already mentioned, my favorite was the potato incident.

Thank you Jane, you made my day!

Readers, what is the craziest thing YOU did to torment your mother as a kid? (That you’ll own up to anyway. I know some of you readers are barely out of your childhood, so you may have to dig deep.)

Or, if you’d rather not confess, answer: “How do you like your potato best?”

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review, but it did not in any way influence my review.