Monday, February 15, 2016

The Rabbit Who Wants To Go To Harvard

Um, raise your hand if you really loved the book, Go the F*ck to Sleep? If you are cool at all, your hand should be up. Another great book in the same vein as that one, this is a parody on the parents who will do anything for their children to be obnoxious over-achievers.

The Rabbit Who Wants To Go To Harvard 

Do you struggle with getting your child to bend to your will? Join parents all over the world who have embraced this groundbreaking book as their new nightly routine.

In this parody of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, Ronald and Mommy Rabbit get help from Adderall Aardvark, Kollege Koach Kitty, and Admission Officer Owl, who know just how to stop all that incessant sleeping and get into Harvard, now. This lovingly panic-inducing and innovative story helps children at any age to set aside sleep and other quaint relics of youth for a much worthier goal: the Ivy League.

Make your dreams your child's dreams today!

“Yeah, that hypnotize-your-kid-to-sleep book was a success for a certain kind of slacker parent. But any truly successful parent knows that there’s no time to rest: the prep school toddler down the street has already invented a new computer language! This book is guaranteed to get your kids on the right track. Now.”--Harvard Dad, class of 2031

“Super creepy!”--Mom in Seattle

“Makes controlling your kid child’s play—or, you know, the opposite!”--Harvard Mom, class of 2032

Anytime a book starts with a page on how to read the book and gives you the disclaimer, "The author and publisher take no responsibility when your child ends up in therapy.", you know this is going to be fun stuff. The book is basically the story of Mommy Rabbit who wants desperately for Ronald to go to Harvard and be the best rabbit he can be. This means no sleep, play, or fun because all of that is for under achieving losers and you don't want to end up a LOSER. Mommy Rabbit reads this handbook/story to Ronald when he's sleeping as a form of hypnosis so that, in theory, he wakes up ready to do exponentially better than he was before bed.

In short, it's a great parody on helicopter parenting and how so many parents in today's society have zero faith in their children to learn how to make good decisions and be a responsible adult later in life. There is a line at the end that Ronald thinks to himself, "Mommy Rabbit will finally leave me alone and stop thinking that it's her job to micromanage my every move. She will back off. She will trust me to find my own calm, contented place." and I have to believe that every kid with a parent like Mommy Rabbit feels that way from time to time.

Honestly, I got a good laugh out of this book because I get the humor, I know parents like Mommy Rabbit and I wonder if they would see the similarities between themselves and this character and see how ridiculous it all is.

You HAVE to watch the trailer. It's hilarious.

This would make a really great tongue in cheek baby shower gift for a new parent, assuming they have a sense of humor or that they wouldn't take this as an actual parenting strategy. HA! You can find this on Amazon, it just came out! If you got it now you are basically a baby shower gift trend setter and we all want to be that.

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