In The Beginning . . . There Were No Diapers: Laughing And Learning In The First Years Of Fatherhood

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2005
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Pr
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If you can change a diaper in an airplane lavatory. . . If you can recite "The Cat in the Hat" by heart . . . If you find cookie crumbs in your pocket ... then you're a parent who'll get a good laugh--and inspiration--from "In the Beginning ... There Were No Diapers." Tim Bete understands that in the midst of the challenges of parenting there's always a chance to smile and recognize the miracle of the youhg life that is yours to care for. His real life stories will make you laugh out loud and they'll fill you with a sense of gratitude to God for this marvelous calling.Drawn from his beloved column, "Where I Live," each story is an insightful and uplifting lesson in parenting. With self-effacing humor and a playful sense of fun, Bete helps you to smile and relax to enjoy parenting a little more, and to worry a little less.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8(1)
Botta Bing, Botta Boom---The Sound of Miracles
How I Determined the Sex of Our Baby---The Miracle of Birth
The Miraculous World of Potty Training
Dad's Service Center, and Other Miracles of the Night
It's a Miracle My Wife and I Are Sane (We Are, Aren't We?)
Ten Commandments Plus 672 Rules---If My Kids Obeyed It'd Be a Miracle
The Parable of the Dirty Laundry, and Other Miraculous Lessons
The Miracle of Parent-Child Communication
Five Loaves, Two Fish---What, No Tartar Sauce? (or, My Son Ate a Vegetable---It's a Miracle!)
Daddy's Not Going to Buy You a Mockingbird, and Other Miraculous Ways to Save Money
My Wife Has Miraculous Superpowers
In the Beginning There Was No Duct Tape, and Other Miraculous Do-It-Yourself Projects
A Perfect Child---The Miracle of Christmas
Where's Moses When You Need Him? Miracles to Rid Your House of Plagues
Finding First Base---The Miracle of Sports
Miracles in the Air
God's Big Aquarium and the Miracle of Easter
I Am a Modern Miracle
A Miracle-Filled Future

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