Already an experienced dad, though not an official stay-at-homer, Bruce Stockler is the primary caretaker of his two-year-old son, Asher (his wife, Roni, is a high-powered New York lawyer). Stockler nevertheless faces a new and daunting level of responsibility when Roni becomes pregnant with triplets. With keen wit (Stockler has worked as a jokewriter for Jay Leno and writes a humor column for Esquire), he chronicles the difficult pregnancy, offers a dramatic and moving description of the babies' birth, and describes escapade after sleepless escapade with three growing newborns and a toddler.
Parents will laugh out loud during the "Lost in the Supermarket" chapter, in which Stockler must strategically position his wagonful of children so that it's far from the bagel display without being close to the muffins. "I made that mistake once and muffins flew through the air like anti-aircraft fire," as well as try to keep one triplet from licking raw chicken juice, another from launching herself from the wagon, and another from freaking out over breakfast cereal.
You will also appreciate the sometimes startling honesty with which he describes family relationships and the challenges of parenting.
Paperback, 304 Pages