it is 1:30 in the afternoon.  I just got a call from my wife.  We are about 8 weeks from our second child being born.  She is pregnant and tired; I am at work.  My daughter is flipping out in the background because she wants to go play with her friends.  My wife has been put on bed rest for today per doctor’s orders.  I’m stuck at work and at the mercy of the train schedule so even if I wanted to leave now I still wouldn’t get home until 5pm (earliest train I can catch right now would be the 4:15)

What’s a Dad to do?

Putting on the Uber-geek hat, I am going to walk over to the library and check out some books on raising 3 year olds.  I need an instruction manual – something I can hopefully read on the train and apply tonight.

I need the magic wand of Fatherhood.  Becoming a dad was easy (let’s face it, biology is on our side guys), it’s being a good dad, husband, employee, friend, and the 43 million other things we do every day that all need to be done well that gets to be tough.

— Later in the day —

So I’ve checked out 3 books from the library, we’ll see how it goes.  The books I checked out are:

Raising Your Spirited Child Rev Ed: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

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Toddlers & Preschoolers (The Parent & Child Series)
by Lawrence Kutner

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Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your Daughter When She’s Growing Up So Fast
by Joe Kelly

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Hopefully they have some good pieces of advice, I’ll post book reviews and what did and didn’t work for me as I finish each book.