|I think it was only 99 degrees this day....|
|Sure, he looks sweet. But do NOT keep him waiting on his bottle.|
*Disclaimer: This may be my one and only post!*
So, why am I starting a blog and why now? I wish I had a more poetic answer for that question. Something like, "as a gift to my children", or "to discuss religious and political issues". Or, even if the reason was "because all the other moms do it". Nah.
I've come to terms with my extreme inability to document my children's lives. Filling out the baby book is a joke. IF I remember to write in it I've usually already forgotten the important dates I'm supposed to fill in! Basically, Kendan got some teeth between birth and one year and his first words were either "Guy" or "Mama". Whoops! I take pictures more often but mostly on my iPhone. I learned last October the major risk I take in doing that when I lost six months worth of Kendan's life in pictures with one phone update. *Kill me now* I recently learned a little about how to use my good camera (pathetic, I don't even know what kind of camera it is... Canon something). I've been more interested in that lately; however, my interest ends at the picture-taking level. Any editing on the computer is lost on me.
|Now, if I could just find the cord to upload these pics to the computer.|
Religious and political issues?.... Not hardly. I couldn't even come up with a paragraph about those things let alone an entire blog dedicated to them. Moving on....
And, I want to steer as far away from comparing myself to other moms as possible. That's a dangerous game. Every mom is guilt-ridden over one thing or another, myself included (Kendan once drank shampoo.... Mom of the year)! There are a lot of things a lot of other moms do better than I do (*See: documenting their children's lives); I don't need to add "blogging" to my mom guilt stock pile. Truth is, I'm inspired by all of my mom friends who blog. Not only for their writing abilities and great pictures but for the time they find to do it! Ha! If anything, other moms' blogs have kept me from blogging in the past because the time I could have spent writing was being used to fervently catch up on other people's lives!
So, again, why start now? I suppose it's more of a gift to myself (in the least selfish way possible). It's a way to organize my thoughts. Meh. "Organize" is the wrong word. Nothing in my life is organized any more. More like a way to prove I have some thoughts running through my exhausted brain! And not just feeding schedules, nap times, ounces of breast milk, proper time-out procedure, teaching toddler etiquette, grocery lists, and endless children's songs and games racing through my head all day, every day. I'm hoping to write about, you know, other thoughts too. 'Cuz I have 'em.
I'll blog again when they show up.
So, stay tuned!!