The guys over at How To Be a Dad released a funny new book this spring called The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions. It’s an instructional manual, if you will, which is really just a way of pointing and laughing at all parents who say “I WILL NEVER LET MY CHILD SLEEP IN BED WITH ME” but then eventually cave and suffer the consequences. In all honesty, it’s more of a warning than a manual. There’s not much you can do about these positions to make your life better, except maybe not be in them in the first place. In other words, DON’T HAVE CHILDREN.
The book is short and sweet, and it’s the perfect Father’s Day gift for the new dad in your life. Actually, it’s perfect for all parents. Especially the co-sleepers.
by Andy Herald and Charlie Capen
$8.96 on Amazon
This is what I’ve been thinking about lately.
Elizabeth Gilbert is coming to speak in Malibu in a few weeks, and though I publicly loved/hated her mega-sensation “Eat, Pray, Love,” when I read it five years ago, I am entranced by her, so I scored two seats for the wait-list-only event.
I have been forcing myself to write every morning. First thing. Not knowing what will come out. Not working on any particular project. I’m “acting as if” – just hoping that the practice of writing will inspire me to be inspired. And I remembered Gilbert’s TED talk and so I listened to it again this morning while wrapping birthday presents for 8-year-old boys, and it’s so good that I a)had to share it here for those of you who have never listened to it and b)am considering reading “Eat, Pray, Love” again with the perspective of Me, 5 Years Older.