Tag I'm It!

I've been tagged again. Twice in a row, I'm totally feeling the bloggy love.

So this one is a slightly bizarre book meme, according to my tagger, Stephanie at Bad Mom (which by the way, she totally is not).


1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

Okay, I just so happen to have a pile of library books right next to my computer. The closest was actually a children's book, sorry no page 123. But not to worry I found Protecting the Gift by Gavin DeBecker right underneath. Looks like we have a winner.

"Loren's experience also raises the issue of seeing how your child (or even infant) react to a prospective baby-sitter before making the hiring decision. This practice is touted in several parenting books, but I'd like to add a caveat: Yes, it can be meaningful if the child has a good reaction, that fact is absolutely irrelevant to safety. Remember that many predators are exceptionally good at gaining trust and putting children at ease."
For those of you not new here, you already know I think this book is a must read for parents. I read it years ago and picked it up on my last trip to the library. Knowing that since my kids are older different chapters will speak to me this read through.

Seeing as I just played tag this morning, I'm going to put this one up for anyone who else who wants to play. Go forth and find books with 123 pages!


YES! I LOVE Gavin deBecker (and way before Oprah found him, tyvm). I read The Gift of Fear first, then Protecting the Gift and I swear they guide my life & parenting.

Excellent choice. And I appreciate the compliment but you're ruining my street cred! hehe ;D

June 17, 2008 at 12:19 AM  

I played just for the fun of it. I'll have to check out Gavin deBecker.

June 17, 2008 at 5:02 PM  

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