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The KidDictionary: A Book Of Words Parents Need But Don’t Have

Eric Ruhalter’s book, “The KidDictionary: A Book of Words Parents Need But Don’t Have,” is a humorous and insightful collection of made-up words and phrases that capture the essence of parenting and the unique experiences that come with raising children.

The book presents over 200 new words and definitions that playfully address the challenges, joys, and absurdities of parenting. Each word or phrase coined by Ruhalter offers a witty and relatable perspective on various aspects of parenthood, from dealing with tantrums to navigating sleepless nights.

“The KidDictionary” is intended to provide parents with a lighthearted and relatable resource that helps them find humor in the everyday situations they encounter while raising their kids. It offers a fresh and amusing take on the vocabulary of parenting, bringing laughter and a sense of camaraderie to the ups and downs of the journey.

Eric Ruhalter, the author, draws inspiration from his own experiences as a father of two, as well as the anecdotes and stories shared by fellow parents. His writing style is engaging, funny, and filled with clever wordplay that parents can appreciate.

The book is designed to be an enjoyable read that parents can pick up and flip through at any time, whether they need a laugh, a moment of reflection, or simply a reminder that they’re not alone in their parenting adventures.

“The KidDictionary: A Book of Words Parents Need But Don’t Have” offers a fresh and comical perspective on the universal experiences of parenthood. It celebrates the joys and challenges of raising children while providing a much-needed dose of humor and relatability to parents everywhere.

Our The Kid Dictionary Book Review

Hilarious Words to Describe the Indescribable Things Kids Do Book

Every now and then, I just want to sit down and go with the moment. Tonight I sat down and read through the pages of Eric Ruhalter’s new book, The Kid Dictionary. I laughed out loud and thought how many people I know would love this book..from a baby shower to a parent struggling.

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Okay. So you probably need a good dose of humor when it comes to parenthood and this book’s take on it. Kids can always present a situation or word in a way you’ve never thought possible. Li’l Man constantly amuses me as he builds his vocabulary–he just recently stopped calling a cemetery a military. He is the child nothing could have prepare me for–not even the siblings before him.

The KidDictionary: A Book Of Words Parents Need But Don’t Have. It promised to be an entertaining book book filled with “words” to describe those funny little things that kids do. I have kids. They do funny things. I figured, “What the heck?”

I needed a good laugh…our furnace won’t light, and it’s cold. The bathtub fixtures are stripped. The children are cranky. Time for Mom to take a break.

As I was reading this book, I tried to commit so much of it to memory so I can actually use these words in my everyday conversations.

I love ERADICRAP=To purge your playroom of old toys when your kids aren’t around to protest. This is necessary to prevent the TOYPHOON=Routine recreational activity of children that leaves their playroom looking as if a hurricane decimated it.

Through the years, I’ve mastered the ability to DECRAPITATE=To debunk the foolish crap that your kids’ ignorant friends utter.

As a child, my mother can attest to the times she rolled her eyes at ASSAULT and BATTER=to be informed by your child at 8:30 in the morning that he volunteered you to prepare forty cupcakes for his class’s holiday party that day.

Tonight we experienced PHANTOMOLITION =When something (the lamp) gets broken, but no one did it. It happened, I’m certain, during the BOOTALITY=A child’s notion that “keep your hands to yourself” does not preclude him from kicking someone.

My children are notorious for CRESTICKLE=Smear of Kid’s toothpaste all over the bathroom sink, counter and mirror. I’ve learned to rejoice because it beats the SNOTSAM=Any unidentified slimy or sticky substance.

The Kid Dictionary is brilliant. I admire Ruhalter for taking the time to document our lives as parents creatively. It’s a riot to read and there wasn’t a page that went over my head…I think we’ve experienced them all.

You can read more about Eric, see some excerpts from the book, pictures and video on The KidDictionary.

This book is must read. It will have you in stitches! Watch for it on March 1st!

About The Author: 
Eric Ruhalter is an author, humorist, and father of two children. He is best known for his book “The KidDictionary: A Book of Words Parents Need But Don’t Have,” which showcases his wit and humor in capturing the essence of parenthood.

Ruhalter’s background is diverse and includes experience in marketing, advertising, and copywriting. His creative skills and ability to craft clever and humorous content have made him a sought-after writer and speaker.

“The KidDictionary” was born out of Ruhalter’s own experiences as a parent and his desire to bring laughter and levity to the challenges of raising children. He drew inspiration from his interactions with other parents, gathering anecdotes and stories that he transformed into amusing and relatable wordplay.

Ruhalter’s writing style is characterized by his ability to find humor in everyday situations and to capture the nuances and absurdities of parenting. Through his book, he offers parents a lighthearted and entertaining perspective on the joys and struggles of raising children.

In addition to his work as an author, Ruhalter has also been involved in various creative projects, including writing for television and producing humorous videos. He has performed stand-up comedy and has been a featured speaker at parenting conferences, where he shares his humorous insights into the world of parenting.

Overall, Eric Ruhalter is a talented writer and humorist who brings laughter and relatability to the parenting experience through his book “The KidDictionary” and other creative endeavors.

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