Monday, February 18, 2008

Last Minute Cramming

I'm cramming in as much knowledge as I can about how to be a good dad. I've just finished reading The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott, and recently bought another book by him called The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year.

I'm also halfway done with the manual for Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. It's on the accelerated reader's list for dads-to-be.

But what just may be my greatest find is Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden. This book promises to teach me how to change a baby at a packed stadium, babyproof a hotel room in 4 minutes flat, and construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock and duct tape. Sounds like my kind of book!

One of the authors of Be Prepared also wrote The Pop-up Book of Phobias, The Pop-up Book of Nightmares and Self-Helpless. I think those names are funny, which is why I trust their advice about how to raise my baby.

Betty and I are not learning how to be better parents by just reading books. We're also taking classes. I've mentioned a few of those classes in previous posts. This weekend we're taking a 5-hour breast feeding class, or as I like to call it, our "5-hour softcore porn class." I'm bringing popcorn.

In other news, Betty said I can't play with any of the shower gifts until she writes all the Thank You notes. She's been finishing up those Thank You notes while I've been trying to finish my To Do List, and at this point my most urgent item is to beat the last 4 songs on Guitar Hero on Hard and to beat the remaining 20 songs on Expert. Is it even possible to beat Metallica's "One" on Hard anyway?

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