“Go the F*ck to Sleep” Author Adam Mansbach

“Go the F*ck to Sleep” Author Adam Mansbach


– My favorite part of parenting is when my kids say something hilarious, which happens multiple times every day. I mean, you know, like you were saying, it’s very sweet when your kid, like, tells you they love you. But of course, any time a
kid tells you they love you, you’re also realizing that they also have the freedom of will to tell you that they hate you down the line. – You know, I’ve thought about that- – Probably one second later, actually. – Maybe.
– Yeah. – I remember talking
to my cousin years ago, when he had kids and I didn’t. Like, what do you do
the first time your kid is just like, “I hate you, Dad!”? – [Ashley] Oh god. – He was like, I’m gonna
be like, “I hate you too!” – Yeah. I feel like that’s an
honest answer, right? – I’d be like, “Sticks and stones!” – Yeah.
– “Bye kid!” – But no, I mean to me,
there’s so many sweet moments where you’re just kinda hanging out and having fun and goofing off. But like the moments when
your kid says something that is legitimately witty
and funny and clever, to me, are like the best. I mean, that tells you a
lot about my values I guess. – Yeah. – But that’s in my values too. Luna, recently, Lee and I
were fighting and it was just getting, like, tense, like
we were having the same argument over and over
again as it happens, and I could tell Luna was,
like, starting to feel the uncomfortableness of the argument. I was like we have to stop ’cause Luna’s, I don’t wanna
make Luna uncomfortable. And all of a sudden she just goes (blows raspberry) like, in the middle, broke
the whole entire thing. I was like she has comic timing already. Thank God! She knew that it was getting
uncomfortable and she just started making fart noises. I’m like thank you.
– That’s amazing. – Sebastian goes up to
me and covers my mouth. Like, literally, in the
middle of an argument. Not dad, just me, goes
and covers my mouth. And I’m like you little shit. – That’s funny. – [Ashley] I’ma get you. – My nephew used to whisper
into his father’s mouth, rather, like, for, you know,
like, I don’t know what the thought process was,
but instead of the ear, he would just, he would
whisper secrets into his father’s mouth, which I
thought was hilarious. – That’s hysterical! – This kid is like one of
the funniest people I’ve ever met. Henry, right now, is like 16 or something. – Oh, okay. – But like as a kid, I
mean he’s still very funny, but like, I remember one
time, he ran into the house where we were staying. It was like a summer place. He was like “Uncle Adam,
I’m thirsty.” (mutters) And I was like yeah, help yourself. So, he goes to the
refrigerator and he gets a thing of milk. Then he goes into the cabinet
and gets three glasses. He puts them all on the table. He fills each one with milk. He drinks all three, and then he leaves. (laughing)
I was like the thought process behind that is incredible, like, who even thinks like that? Like, that’s amazing. – [Keri] Three servings, yeah. – Not one glass and a refill. Like, I don’t know, I just, I think about that like all the time. You know, like. – I love kids are so weird. I love that they’re so weird. – Sebastian’s in a,
he’s obsessed with dogs and Paw Patrol and he’s
in a phase right now where he licks everything. He’ll go up to you and just lick your leg. – Okay. Will he lick like the subway pole? – I don’t, I’m not, I haven’t taken him on the subway
anytime recently. – That’s probably smart
till this phase passes yeah. – Although he would be bionic. – Yeah, he’s been sick! And I’m like what are you, don’t do this! – It’s ’cause he’s licking shit! – Yes, exactly.
– What’s he doing in daycare? – Probably licking other kids. – He may be building up a
serious immune system though. – [Ashley] Yeah, he might be Superman. – He’s gonna survive
some sort of apocalypse. It’s probably happening. – When my oldest daughter
was really young, like six months, we spent
a semester at this weird college that’s also a farm, which is a whole other long story. But I say that to say her
immune system’s incredible. – Of course she’s probably like eating dirt, yeah.
– Just as a baby. She was being, yeah,
around all these animals and these filthy students who, like, handled her.
– All students are filthy, but they’re farm students
probably especially filthy. – These students were incredibly filthy and took a lot of pride in the filth. – Those are also the same
students that grow mushrooms. Anyway. (laughing)

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