Poetry

Will Rhyme for Diapers: Baby Poems for the Parents Who Raise Them

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A humorous look at raising children, or children raising parents, who's the boss?

Synopsis

There are countless funny poetry books for children. Now, there is finally one about raising them.

Do you ever have a parenting experience and think, “You must be joking.”

Well, the lighthearted, humorous, poetry in Will Rhyme for Diapers explores the nuances, trials, and tribulations of raising a new, tiny human. Whether you are on your first, fourth, or eighth child, you are sure to find something that resonates and draws out a much needed laugh.

Inside you can relate to poems that explore common parenting themes: desperately missing the sleep you used to enjoy, talking too much about dirty diapers, potty training, or realizing just how much personality a three-year-old can have.

Will Rhyme for Diapers: Baby Poems for the Parents Who Raise Them is the first book by author Matt Strain. Strain is an engineer, poet and “amateur parent to two children under five.” His next book is already in progress, be on the lookout for it as it will be releasing soon. It is titled “Will Rhyme for Diapers: Vol. 2 And Then There Were Two.”

With lyrical rhymes and hilarious graphics, this book is sure to please new parents and seasoned parents alike. Strain tackles conversations that couples have, myths, bodily functions, even some perspectives from the household pets. This humorous collection of poetry includes over fifty original poems, that are sure to make you laugh out loud, groan in commiseration, roll your eyes over the exaggerations or just make you thankful that it has not happened to you (yet). Some of the poems are long, some of them are short, but the overall collection is a quick read.

Strain brings valid points to his poems which is one of the reasons they are so relatable and funny. Not all of them rhyme, but they work all the same. The ink illustrations add to the overall aesthetics of the book, bringing humor in their own way. This book is well edited.

           I really enjoyed this collection of poems. My children are teenagers, yet Strain’s poems took me right back to their baby and toddler days. I could relate to most of the poems the words are very vivid, invoking strong reactions. For example, I literally laughed out loud, said “ew,” and scrunched up my nose in places. It is great writing when you are involved in the story, or in this case, poems.

           I would recommend this book of poems for new parents, parents with young children, people who work with children, and even seasoned parents. It is a thoroughly enjoyable, quick read. It would also be a great gift for someone who is pregnant for the first time, showing them what they have to look forward to, lol. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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I am an avid book reader (book addict), I could literally spend all day reading and not get bored. We have books in every room except the bathrooms! I homeschool my children, was a teacher in public school before that, and also teach youth at my Church. I love learning new things through reading.

Synopsis

There are countless funny poetry books for children. Now, there is finally one about raising them.

Do you ever have a parenting experience and think, “You must be joking.”

Well, the lighthearted, humorous, poetry in Will Rhyme for Diapers explores the nuances, trials, and tribulations of raising a new, tiny human. Whether you are on your first, fourth, or eighth child, you are sure to find something that resonates and draws out a much needed laugh.

Inside you can relate to poems that explore common parenting themes: desperately missing the sleep you used to enjoy, talking too much about dirty diapers, potty training, or realizing just how much personality a three-year-old can have.

I Baby Proofed the House This Week

I covered all the outlets.

I locked the toilet seat.

To remember this at 3 a.m.

Is really quite a feat.   


I moved the knickknacks higher up.

I made stairs hard to climb.

I latched each kitchen cabinet door,

But I forget this every time.


I added the appliance latch.

The fridge is closed up tight.

I almost grabbed the crowbar,

When I needed milk last night.


I moved all our chemicals,

And emptied lower shelves.

Now it’s an extra twenty minutes,

To find the stuff ourselves.


I padded table corners.

This design was not unique.

Unlike our fireplace façade,

I call it pool-noodle chic.


Looking back on all this work,

I feel as though I goofed.

I’m sure our house is safer now,

But it is also useful-proofed.


About the author

Matt Strain is an engineer, a poet, and an amateur parent of two children under five. He takes breaks from spreadsheets and analytical thinking to provide a humorous twist on his parenting gig. Matt shares laughs, mistakes, and other insights that all parents can share…or use as a warning. view profile

Published on October 03, 2020

5000 words

Genre: Poetry

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