My Mom Got a Job
Mom got a job and now life is cruel. The basic story is that child laments how Mom used to do all these great things and now she doesn’t. Dad’s role and responsibility in parenting is somewhat vague.
As you can see from the image below, the new job also implies that Mom is letting kid slide on housework . Kind of a boring story and the illustration on the cover (I think the eyes mostly) are giving me the creeps. Not really that awful, but certainly no award winner either.
I will admit to some personal bias on this topic as a well-meaning (idiotic) school employee told me that my part time library “career” was probably a contributing factor in my son’s less than stellar behavior during 8th grade. I will also point out that no one ever said things like that to my husband. Said child also remarked to school officials that he was probably genetically pre-disposed to behavior problems since his parents were also troublemakers.