Have you heard of the book Go The Fuck To Sleep? Think of it as the perfect “bedtime story” book for adults. It’s pretty much a parody of the books parents have to read for their toddlers most evenings as they are trying to get them to go to bed. If you have young children you’ll know how hard it can be to get them to settle down for the night. They’ll try everything so they won’t have to sleep – ask you to get another stuffed animal, glass of water or have you read multiple bedtime stories. Of course, you love your kids, but after a long day, this is probably something you don’t want to deal with or simply have the patience to deal with, right?
Go The Fuck To Sleep is essentially a satire of the stuff parents have to go through with their kids almost every night. In reality, your children are really just trying to delay their bedtime, we know this but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating. If you have children, you’ll know exactly what it’s like. You’ll most likely “get it” in terms of the book’s humor. Unless your kids happen to be perfect (I wish) and go to bed on time when asked, then you probably won’t relate to many of the things referred to in Adam Mansbach’s comedic literature.
In the end, Go The Fuck to Sleep is really just a great sense of relief and a source for a great laugh. It’ll help you ease off some stress that you experience with your kids on top of your work and other daily responsibilities. You’ll also appreciate the fact that you’re not the only parent going through these kinds of things. While you make it seem like taking care of your kids is always a job you love in front of friends and family, secretly inside you get annoyed and frustrated. It happens to pretty much all parents out there.
Even as you’re dying from laughter reading Go The Fuck to Sleep, you’ll realize that you truly do love your kids. There’s nothing else out there that compares and you would do anything for them. Books like these are simply an escape that gives you a different perspective on the whole job of parenting. Rather than making you feel more annoyed, the book shows you not to make a big deal out of all the little things. You get a better understanding of why your kids keep delaying sleep and why they keep playing all these games with your parenting attempts.
Go The Fuck To Sleep allows you just to let loose and laugh about all the things you have to go through when dealing with your kids. To make things even funnier, check out the audiobook version. Why is that? Samuel L. Jackson is the narrator! You have to hear it.
If you’re a parent who doesn’t mind cursing and wants an injection of humor that pokes fun of some of the frustrations of parenting, then you’ll find Go The Fuck To Sleep absolutely hilarious. Its one of those books that you’ll remember as you read your sickly sweet lullaby nursery rhymes to your little ones and secretly laugh and remember to not take it all so seriously. Sure made some of my night time story session more entertaining.