I’ve seen the book “Go the F**k to Sleep” by Adam Mansbach and found it to be absolutely hilarious.
For those that actually thought this was a children’s story and are offended? You’re an idiot. Don’t read it if you don’t like it. For cripes sake, grow a sense of humor (and keep the book safely out of reach of tiny hands).
I also saw a comment about the book saying “If you don’t know how to get your child to sleep, you are a terrible parent.”
Apparently the person who made that comment never had a toddler.
Parents may not say the words “Go the f**k to sleep” out loud, but you KNOW you have thought it. Last night I lived it at 2:00am when my 2.5 year old cried because he lost his soccer nuk (and no, there are no other substitutes) and again at 4:00am when he cried out in the night because, yes, his pillow was upside down and Buzz & Woody were facing the wrong way. I won’t even bring up the two additional times that are a haze and maybe had something to with monsters and robots (perhaps watching an Ironman cartoon was not quite appropriate before bed).
As I stumble around in my sleep deprived yet incredibly caffeinated state today, I can’t help but chuckle at the absolute brilliance of this book. While I didn’t say, “Go the f**k to sleep,” I’m pretty sure I said the words “You’ve gotta be f**king kidding me.”
The audio version of the book is making the viral rounds now, but I couldn’t help but sharing it today because there really isn’t a more perfect narrator: Samuel L. Jackson.
I hope you enjoy. I also hope you get some sleep someday.