(I promise, there is nothing subliminal in the title of this post. I'm not hinting at anything.)
But I am LOVING this book
that arrived in the mail last week. It is written by Walker Lamond and each page holds bits of wisdom that he has written for….his unborn son.
Here are a few samples, though it was hard to pick just a few. Things every man and boy should know, don't you think? :
Never pack more than you can carry yourself.
Be a vigorous dancer. However, you're under no obligation to join a conga line.
Don't pose with booze.
Don't shout out requests at rock shows.
You can't cram for a dental exam.
Have a signature dish, even if it's only one.
Write letters. On paper.
Take your sunglasses off indoors. This includes elevators and planes.
Be nice to your sister. You are her cheerleader, confidante, and bodyguard.
Never respond to a critic in writing.
This book is packed with great advice and wisdom. Dan and I found ourselves sitting at the dinner table a few nights ago reading and nodding our heads as we flipped through every page. It made me wonder what advice I'd put in a book for my daughters. It made me wish the book were required reading for manhood.
I think it would make a great shower gift, a great birthday gift, a great father's day gift. I'm adding it to my list and sending my copy on to one of my favorite men, as soon as I read it a few more times.
And who knows, I may be asking for it back in a few weeks time….
I'm curious, what advice would you put in a book for your son or daughter?What bits of wisdom would you want them to carry through life?