Posted by on April 28, 2014

Parenting is a tough job, right?

tell me something I don’t know, t.r.m.

Right right. And with any tough job comes the desire to blow off billows of steam. Sometimes that steam is in the form of snark.

I love steamy snark.
Snark can be very subtle.
Subtle, steamy snark.

See what I did there? I haiku-ed your reader butt!!
I’m a total amateur when it comes to the 5-7-5 poetry. But my friend Peyton is not. In fact, she’s made her career on her ninja haikuing skills.

Yeah, I said ninja. Ninjas and robots are allies. Fighting crime together.

Boom…another haiku bomb.
Alas, I want to leave it to the experts.

Peyton’s book has subtle steamy snark all through it.
Some of my favorites:

Bolting from the bus
he runs to mom, arms open.
“Where is the iPad?”


Rummaging around…
Where’s my phone? Did I leave it?
Oops. I’m on the phone.

I can’t give you anymore of the good stuff. If you want to see more, you are going to have go get it yourself.
Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches From Behind The Picket Fence is available at Amazon and the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Your mom wants a copy.
She told me so.







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  1. Julie Gardner
    April 29, 2014

    I won a copy of this book from Ann Imig!!!!!
    It’s on my nightstand right now and I’d have already read it cover to cover except I’m behind on my book club book.

    And I don’t want to rush it. I want to savor.

    It seems like one of those books.

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