Hollywood Existential Parenting

As you might know this week is all about celebrating the launch of my friend Leanne Shirtliffe’s hilarious new book Don’t Lick The Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Kids, so this week’s Hollywood Existential is in tribute to parents.

The gross and sticky yet irresistibly endearing world of parents.

Who can really be prepared for the unique challenges kids bring?

And all those “expert books” out there? Pshaw. You’ve got to figure out your own method of parenting.

All for the payoff of those sweet moments that ignite the hearts of those little tender Tasmanian devils.

A parent’s job is never easy, so you might as well laugh about it. In other words, pick up a copy of Don’t Lick The Minivan today.

What’s your funniest parenting story (about you or someone else)?


Hollywood Existential is a regular feature in which we filter some kind of life question through a short movie clip. If you would like to suggest a scene to be used for a future edition of this feature please e-mail me.

Catch up on ALL the movies we’ve looked at on the Official Hollywood Existential Page.