I have to share with you that my favorite book on parenting (other than the Bible) is
"Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours" by Dr. Kevin Leman.
It is a wonderful guide to parenting that is both entertaining and VERY helpful and was recommended by the wife of a pastor who is a dear friend of our family, which makes the following story all the more blush-inducing.
One evening Jeremy and I got to go on a rare, but well-deserved "real date" (this is a date that does not involve any children or farm equipment).
The babysitter arrived- a lovely gal whom we met through a Bible-study at church. I gave her instructions, and off we went.
When I returned home and was about to fall into bed, I looked down and realized that I had haphazardly stuck the book into a basket on my nightstand- in plain view of anyone who came in to tend to the baby in the crib in our room.
My jaw dropped.
There it was... "Making Children"!
Can't make this stuff up. LOL.