Day 18: Another blog I admire.
Um. Am I allowed to admit that I don’t really read blogs? I mean, come on. It’s hard enough finding the time to LIVE my own life right now, much less squeezing in the time to read a blog by someone who is a better writer/more organized/takes better pictures/is funnier/has 250-10,000 followers or anything else that might make one feel jealous because one doesn’t seem to have the time to do any of those things. I feel like there should be some sort of extension period on time for mothers- an extra hour or two a day- so you can get your own stuff done and you don’t have to take away from time with your family. That extra hour could come when the kids are asleep, that’s fine. And some days you could use it TO sleep. Or to write. Or take pictures.
Or read other people’s blogs.
There are only two that I read consistently (I’m so sorry- this prompt has made me realize that I sort of expect people to be reading and commenting on my blog but I’m not reciprocating. I have no excuse except to say that I literally haven’t had the time in months… or in two years, 11 months and two weeks, to be exact. I am going to change my selfish ways. I hereby swear in front of y’all that I’ll read your blog if you’re already reading mine. And I’ll leave comments).
I read Cristin’s blog about her move to Australia. I’ve never been to Australia and I really want to go which is one reason I really like reading her posts. More than that though, Cristin is hysterical and I’m invested in her happiness. She is my friend. I admire her for doing something brave- moving across the world. And you may think that’s funny coming from me, but when I move, I already have a job and a home and I know someone is meeting me at the airport with a fist-full of money to help me get settled in. I don’t have to figure out much on my own in those first couple of weeks- someone picks me up, takes me to the store, and takes me home. Someone shows me which are the good restaurants and which to avoid. I’m told where I can take the kids to play or when not to drive because it’s busy or what I can expect life to be like on a holiday. Cristin just up and moved to Australia. I don’t know if anyone picked her up from the airport.
I also read Bre’onna’s blog. Bre makes me laugh. She’s a friend I have from my mommy board on Facebook. Our (oldest) kids are about the same age. She takes amazing pictures of her doll-baby and makes me laugh with her stories of mommy-hood, planning a wedding, and writing. She’s got a lot happening on her blog- I think she might be quite important in the Houston-blog market… and I know her. And I like her. And I really, really think our kids could be friends if we lived closer. I already know we could be IRL friends. I think we are.
So yeah, I have shamed myself. I’m going to go read some blogs now. Feel free to comment below with links to your own favorites, if you want. Or just comment and tell me how great I am. I’m feeling fat today.
|Here’s a picture of The Sprout with a biscuit,
sunglasses and some cars. That makes me feel better.