TheBabySucks.com is my new favorite blog. You know, other than TheMommyhood.com. Oh, Friends, this lady had me laughing out loud with her fabulous sense of humor and mad drawing skills – and not just laughing, snort-laughing.
I think she is the Gary Larsen of Motherhood, and one day we will all be drinking our coffee from a mug with one of her drawings on it. Here’s an example of her work, and below that is a brief interview with her.
The following is a quick Q&A with Heather Hopp-Bruce, mom to three girls, ages 4, 3 and 10 months and author of TheBabySucks (and other breastfeeding tips).
What kind of mom are you?
I try to be really patient and affectionate. At least once a day I hug the four- and three-year old into frenzied annoyance. The baby still grants unlimited cuddling.
What inspires your drawings and why did you start a blog?
The drawings just pop into my head, or rather some semblance of them does; they never come out like I envision, and I can’t draw babies at all. I’ve been doing them for years as self-therapy, and only started putting the mom-related ones on a blog a few months ago at the urging of a friend.
How would your kids describe you?
The world would be a better place if only…
We didn’t hear “you sure have your hands full!” every freaking time we leave house.
Most proud of:
Hassling my husband into going on a date with me. He is a seriously hot stay-at-home dad.
Most guilty of:
Emily’s birth was very stressful (I’m working on a drawing of our OB then, aka the Obnoxious Butcher), and I worry that this is the cause of her intensity.
My 3-year-old niece recently said to my sister and brother-in-law, “I want you to go on a date night so I can go to Baya and Bampi’s because I love them more than you two fools.”
Do you have any favorite motherhood tips?
Crying never killed anybody. (This may very well be false, but in a limited household sense, it’s been helpful advice).
What advice would give to your first-time pregnant self if you could?
Dear me: It may shock you to know that the baby does not stay a baby for very long. You are wasting a lot of money on that cute infant crap. Also, feel free to pig it up with those pastrami reubens; you’ll lose the weight.
Isn’t she great? Fun, fun, fun. So please go on over to www.TheBabySucks.com and get your laugh on. Happy Friday, Everyone!