Wednesday, April 7, 2010
GIVEAWAY WINNER - Felicitaciones! and Adios!
Congratulations to Aimee for being my first giveaway winner of Didn't I Feed You Yesterday by Laura Bennett.
The book is hysterical. After a particularly harrowing day of parenting, I took a break to read a chapter of the book entitled Dairy Air, and was laughing out loud. I highly recommend it.
Aimee's comment was:
I need this book because I'm afraid that the tone and content of the vast majority of parenting advice has significantly contributed to my being unable to get off the fence and actually have children.
I'm hoping a more laid-back take would help me see the fun and reward involved, and not just the stress...
Aimee is right. The tone and content of parenting material is very ominous. My best advice is to NOT READ ANY OF THE ADVICE. Seriously, I wish I could go back and just talk to my mom or other moms and use my own natural instinct. I have so many parenting philosophies and different discipline tactics floating around in my head that my brain is overwhelmed about which one to choose at any given moment. So I just do nothing and let my kids run wild. :)
Sorry, that probably doesn't help with the wanting to have children thing. But there really is so much fun and reward, tons of it. You just have to focus on the fun and follow your own priorities for your family instead of someone else's.
Congratulations Aimee! Send me your address so I can get you your book.
Adios till next week - I'm headed to Puerto Vallarta tomorrow! Ole!