The books that have occupied my bathroom reading have changed through the years. The constant for the past number of years has been The Far Side. During my 20’s The Duct Tape book was there; along with some men’s fashion magazine that I never followed the clothing or grooming advice to. My bathroom reading is still evolving now that I’m married and have children who are old enough to form somewhat coherent sentences.
A nice addition to said bathroom reading is Preschool Gems, Love, Death, Magic and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes, by Leslie McCollom. Leslie is a teacher in Oregon and this book is about the things that preschoolers can say that are inadvertently hilarious.
“Looks like everyone’s having a button crisis” “I pooped a fake story” and “My mom lived in the nineties” are just a couple of the quotes in the book. Preschool Gems is broken out into over a dozen categories and each of them is packed with witty observations from small people.
As Toddler Mojo is almost 3 he’s entering this stage now. “Fire garden outside” is something he blurted out today. Nothing was on fire, but we were outside, basically I have no idea what he was referring to. A good one he said last week was, “Me no like this lettuce”. Alas, it was Brussels sprouts and we’ve since learned that he’s not a big fan of them.
Preschool Gems is an entertaining, non committal book that’s perfect for parents who may have other parents use their bathroom. The book is as long or as short as you want to make it. Odds are that you’ll read it out of the bathroom as well; but it’s also good reading for when those longer bathroom stays are needed.
So now in our downstairs bathroom, it’s Preschool Gems, a guide to Walt Disney World and a couple gardening magazines. Exit question: Did you hear about the family that had an original copy of Darwin’s Origin of the Species as their bathroom book? They realized that the book was valuable and sold it for $100,000. None of the books in our bathroom are as valuable as that, yet.
We were provided with a complimentary copy of Preschool Gems by the publisher. All thoughts are our own and the book really does stay in our bathroom, but that’s a good thing.