Children are a wonderful blessing. And, depending on how you look at it, they can either be a CAUSE OF or a CURE FOR Adultitis. Before we were parents, we had people warn us of the former and encourage us with the latter. When our first child was born, we committed to keeping a weekly journal documenting our first year of parenting. We were curious: How would Adultitis attack us? How would we deal with it? Could we survive?
When the dust settled, we’d made it through that first year and made good on our resolution to record the journey. We ended up publishing the honest, unvarnished story of our adventure of fighting Adultitis as first-time parents. To date, it hasn’t sold as many copies as our other books — probably because it’s so specific — but in many ways, I feel like it might be our most helpful.
Kim and I both smiled from ear to ear when we got this email the other day from a new mom named Melissa:
“Thank you for writing Just You Wait! It is a lifesaver of a book. I will be buying it for the next newly pregnant person I know. It totally helped during the days when my naivety on parenthood and nursing were so in the past and the reality of being awake, uncomfortable, unknowing and at my breaking point felt so real. It was a reality check with a dose of much needed hope and honesty. THANK YOU for writing it and taking time from that first year to document some of it. Can’t say it enough- THANK YOU. Thank you. thank you…
Hoping you are doing well with the new baby… can recommend this totally awesome book to you for those laaate nights if you need some encouragement ;)”
If you are a new parent, know someone who is, or would like to relive those gory — I mean glory — days yourself, you can buy the book at The Lemonade Stand or Amazon. It’s available for Kindle and iBooks, too!