2 years ago on this very today I tentatively started writing this blog. I wrote about the first year here.
I have always enjoyed writing and I have many old spiral notebooks filled with childhood and teenage angst that I poured out on paper. But I was inspired to start a blog for 2 reasons.
The first was that I like to keep records of things and take photographs; this seemed like a great way to capture both. There are so many days with the kids I thought would be imprinted on my brain and when I scroll through old posts here they have already been forgotten.
The second reason was that my famous entrepreneurial friend Vera Sweeney (who supports her family with her blogging brilliance) encouraged me. She is amazing and I don’t know how she runs all of her businesses and still shows up for every school event.
I’m trying so hard to savor all the moments I capture here with the kids, but it’s challenging, and I’m tired! My goal here was to address some of that. Many of the parenting blogs I read are all full of fluff about the joy and wonder of parenthood. The name of my blog is truthfully descriptive…I am very manic, type A and crazed. I had three babies in 18 months….it was very challenging….mentally, physically, emotionally…
I like writing about the good days. And, I like writing about the tough ones. And it isn’t every blogger that will post about her nose picking kid! (who by the way, when I snap a photo, barks at me “don’t put that on Facebook or Blog!”)
But I figure the blog counts for something in that desire to cherish each day, for if I record them, they will continue to bring my family pleasure throughout the years. My plan is to take each year’s worth of posts (always May 10th -May10th) and create blog books. The first year’s book has already brought us a lot of joy. My hope is to have many volumes, until I no longer want to, and then that will be okay too.
Anyway it’s the collective moments of cuteness, whether tantrumy or totally cute, that I love. Like the other morning when I awakened to find them all “on a magic carpet ride”…(They were trying to act out a scene from a movie!)
Thank you for, much to my awe, being interested in what I have to say :)