Originally published: Oct 2017
Author: Gill Sims
Set in: Scotland
Page count: 352
Reading dates: 23-27 March 2018
Star Rating: 4/5
Told in a diary form (starting on 1st September for the new school year), these are the ramblings of Ellen, a 39 year old mother of 2 precious moppets Peter and Jane, married to Simon who is gadget twat and likes Wheeler Dealers.
I’ve come across Gill on Facebook where is writes a very funny blog called Peter and Jane and this is an extension of that. It’s like a Bridget Jones for parents of young children. Most of the book is observations on life – how we wish we were better parents (and how everyone wishes that), how our children drive us mad, how we feel terribly guilty about the amount of screen time we let them have, the resolutions we have to make things better.
There is lots of swearing and lots of drinking and it’s a funny, feel good sort of book that makes you realise, none of use think we are good enough as parents but everything will be OK!
I was lucky enough to receive this for Mothers Day from my own precious moppets (now aged 16 & 11) and whom thankfully have never been as awful as Peter and Jane!