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A "revolutionary" parent product: the shoulder pillow

shoulder We here at TONY Kids are great fans of Brett Berk's blog. Author of The Gay Uncle's Guide to Parenting (Random House, 2008), Berk has many children in his life...none of which are his (and we suspect he likes it that way!) He recently wrote an amusing post, oozing with his signature sarcasm, about the "revolutionary" shoulder pillow, and he agreed to share his thoughts on our blog. A loyal reader recently wrote in with a note. "For Vol. 2 of Gay Uncle's Guide , I think you should swap out the wipe warmer references to make room for this gem." Shut. Up. What is this extraordinarily significant new product that will revolutionize the way in which children are reared during these cruel, pain-inducing times? Well, it's a patented, fashionable, 100% cotton, washable, biomorphically molded...(wait for it)...Shoulder Pillow!! Oh my god! Is this not exactly what you have been praying to god to deliver? Screw extending your unemployment benefits, or rebuilding our failing infrastructure, or providing health care for the 50 million folks who lack it. This is IT. No longer will you have to suffer through "shoulder fatigue" after having a little one's head rest on your deltoids. Unh-uh! Now, both parent and child can immerse themselves in the void of blissful, fibrous comfort. And not only that. The press release describes it as "egonomic". Ideal for our narcissistic times! Need to burp that baby after a boob juice binge? Compelled to give that toddler a comforting hug when they fall from atop the coffee table? Wanting to greet your three year-old between your three part-time jobs? Don't rush into things. "Just a sec, darling. Mommy has to go grab her Shoulder Pillow." To read the rest of this post (and trust us, it's worth it!), visit askgayuncle.com.
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