The problem is...
...I have all these really good ideas for posts, and all these fun and entertaining things to say, during the middle of the day, when I have no computer and no internet.
Then Ben comes home and it's dinnertime, then we play outside or do T-Tapp, then it's bath and bed for James, then shower for me, and then it's 9 or 9:30 and I have 10 minutes to myself before I have to get ready for bed...and I'm not exactly feeling inspired anymore. Heck, I can't even remember the topic of the post I had planned, most days.
Oh, and my internet doesn't always work at those "free times," either.
Anyway, today I was thinking about this great series of posts about my favorite books, like Susan's Complete Parenting Bookshelf, including categories like Essential, If You Have Time, and Throw It Away. But I just don't have time or energy to write much about that now. Not only did we have the normal routine to get through, but we also went to a friend's birthday party and then weeded out our garden plot tonight, so you're lucky I'm even managing to type.
Thus, I will someday find the time to upload pictures from our trip, and I will find a way to write about my favorite books, but in the meantime, leave a comment about one of your favorite parenting books, or regular books, or thoughts on this topic. Or whatever else you feel like telling me about. ;)
And just before I go I have to say this: of course no one NEEDS a book to know how to parent their child. Many of my favorites are not necessarily technique books but are absolutely necessary anyway. Like Having Faith, which I reviewed last year. It's a beautiful, devastating, galvanizing read and YOU SHOULD OWN IT. But it doesn't exactly have tips about how to handle a temper tantrum or anything. Just so you know.
Sweet dreams! ZZZZZZzzzzzzz......