"I was born ready."
(Have you seen Oceans 13? Because that is my favorite line in the whole movie. Specifically because of George Clooney's eye roll.)
That's how I felt about becoming a mom. I was ready. I brought that baby home and I knew how to bathe her. I knew how to change her diaper. I didn't have any help for the first week of her life, and it was okay. I didn't panic. (Except for the trip to the ER for jaundice. Besides that.) It was good.
I didn't realize it at the time, but that was the easy part. Eat. Sleep. Cry. That's what we did. I didn't have to get her to clean her room. I didn't have to deal with begging in the checkout aisle. I didn't have to deal with temper tantrums. It didn't take long to realize I wasn't born ready for that.
I did pretty well with my girls. I didn't put up with the the tantrums and demands. I didn't give in. But, lately, with my son, I find myself doing things I swore I would never do. Like promising a treat if he will just stop crying in the grocery store. So, when TLC Tours asked me if I wanted to review a new parenting book called, Give Me, Get Me, Buy Me, I jumped on the chance. It's about dealing with entitlement in your child's attitude, which, thus far isn't a huge problem in this house, but if things continue, they could be before too much longer.
If you are interested in checking this great book out for your family's benefit, you can do so here. Or, if you're lucky, you might just win one! TLC Tours has offered to give 2 of my readers a copy of the book. To enter, just leave a comment. PLEASE leave your email address in your comment. If I do not have a way to contact you, you are not eligible to win.
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