Oh, Baby! – “A Bump in the Road” by Maureen Lipinski
Maureen Lipinski’s “A Bump in the Road” was pulled from that shelf. Being pregnant, the idea – about a high-living city-girl who finds out she’s pregnant – sounded amusing to me.
What I wasn’t expecting was to laugh so hard. Lipinski is a hilarious, no-nonsense writer and her exploits – from mood swings to planning high-profile events while carrying a life inside her – had me cracking up. Along the way, she and her husband wind up growing up a little, and her two best friends (who don’t get along) wind up semi-reconciling. Life isn’t all rainbows and kittens, and sometimes the only way you can look at that is to laugh at it.
In one over-the-top scene, she winds up babysitting for a toddler who manages to both drip popsicle all over as well as stick a penny in a light socket. Sounds terrible, right? Not in the way it’s written. Instead, I laughed. Out loud.
I’m not saying it’s classic literature. Seriously, it’s not. But, it’s amusing and funny and I found it to be a delight to read. Will it wind up back on the book swap? I’m not sure yet. I might pass it off to another friend who may be planning to get in the family way. To be determined..