New Baby Book Records Your Toddler’s Worst Moments

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Forget the cutesy precious stuff your newborn baby did; it’s time to start keeping track of all the nasty horrible things your toddler does. The new “Yeah, That Happened! My Terrifically Terrible Toddler,” created by Erika Ehren, is the baby book for parents who are not afraid to admit their toddler is no angel.

Yeah, That Happened: My Terrifically Terrible Toddler

By no means is having a toddler is a terrible experience. Far from it. This is a baby album to record those moments that might be trying at first, but will eventually prove to be hilarious, and hopefully never forgotten.

It seems that for parents across America, the honeymoon of having a new child is over. Hot on the tails of the #1 best selling book Go the F to Sleep, and NBC’s new sitcom “Up All Night,” Erika Ehren has created Yeah, That Happened! My Terrifically Terrible Toddler, the baby album for parents who are not afraid to admit their toddler has a nasty side.

“Any parent living in the real world knows those precious firsts and oh-so-adorable milestones that are too cute for words are only half the story,” explains Ehren. “No kid is that perfect! They’re messy, fussy, wild and sneaky, but you love them all the more for it. That’s one of the reasons I created the ‘Terrifically Terrible’ baby memory book, to remember those toddler years.”

Earlier this summer, Adam Mansbach’s Go the F to Sleep, the hilarious picture book for adults, climbed to the top of best seller lists in presale and has sold over 400,000 copies since. Last week, NBC previewed their new fall sitcom “Up All Night,” starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnet as a married couple of ex-partiers, who now have a baby and must adjust their lifestyle accordingly. Over 10 million people tuned in.

“I often find myself sharing a great laugh with other parents on the playground and at pre-school, as we exchange stories of new imaginary friends and latest episodes of sibling rivalry,” says Ehren. “While the new-baby-honeymoon may be over, one thing is unanimous amongst parents: our joyously raucous toddlers are the best entertainment around.”

Yeah, That Happened! My Terrifically Terrible Toddler is a place to record the icky, sticky, awful events that prove you’ve got a real live human being living in your house and not a robot-baby who lives life by the book. From your kid’s weird obsessions to a tantrum getting you kicked out of a restaurant, from those first swear words to realizing your innocent child has learned to lie, it’s these moments that go from frustrating to funny in a flash. Ehren says those are the ones parents cannot afford to forget.

“By no means is having a toddler is a terrible experience,” states Ehren. “Far from it. This is a baby album to record those moments that might be trying at first, but will eventually prove to be hilarious, and hopefully never forgotten.”

Ehren lives in New York City with an often-sweet-and-sometimes-crazy toddler and recalls one of the first shocking toddler moments that gave her the idea to create her own baby memory book:

“One of the first real tantrums our 2-year-old threw was during a watercolor painting session. Noticing the water was dirty, my husband changed the water in the brush-rinse cup. Our little one couldn’t accept that and went into a full-blown tantrum. Her exact quote was ‘Dad! I was going to change the water! You’ve ruined my whole life!’ We were in hysterics. She was only 2! I immediately grabbed the laptop and started documenting. Very soon thereafter, I realized every parent should be doing this, and I am giving them the book to do so.”

To Learn more about Yeah, That Happened! My Terrifically Terrible Toddler, visit http://www.facebook.com/YeahThatHappene and http://yeah-that-happened.blogspot.com. Ehren is encouraging parents to submit their stories on both websites and participate in a friendly discussion that all parents can laugh about.

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