1/16/09

Don't Take Me Too Seriously



I love reading blogs. I could whittle away hours just reading about other families and moms. I have also met some of the nicest women {ever} through blogs. But I tend to stay away from the blogs where the mom never has anything negative to say about her children. I just can't relate to that. No one has perfect children, so it feels phony to read repeatedly on coordinated outfits, stellar behavior, and grades and intelligence. I bet they're the kinds of people who cheat on their taxes, too.

I also don't need to read the overly-sarcastic and negative blogs. And after yesterday's post, I think I came eerily close to falling into that category. So I took a deep breath and looked at the sunrise and drank a little more coffee and just relaxed. I love being a mom. I love the challenges life throws at me. And I love that my kids are, sometimes, up to no good and are messy. We are as real as you can get around here.
I had to cancel our credit cards--David and I had a joint account. We'll live. Report cards come home today. They will be decidedly average and yet overwhelmingly precious at the same time. David and I are attempting to try for our getaway once more. Hopefully it will work out. I can't wait to show you pictures of the hotel. It's so funky! So we're good...
From this not-perfect family to yours, have a fabulous weekend!

6 comments:

Mark and Sarah said...

Cathy-I love your blog. The good, the bad and the ugly. I still have an email coming your way, as soon as I come up for air!!

Mrs. Baker said...

I second loving your blog. And the last post is a lot like my - how in the world did I hit a deer and both of my dogs costs my over 3K post. There are weeks when you think....&87^%^$! This is a LOT of work! I have em! I love when others post the truth about them too!!!

I cant imagine how much work three is....

PS: Its so good to see Z's face - and when I got the PAS e-mail about the Ethiopian Culture event I got really excited that finally we may be able to meet!

Chatter said...

Ya know you can always come to mine for a good dose of reality :). Sometimes I feel I vent too much. It's a fine line.

What's this about the Ethiopian Culture event??

Chatter

Stacy said...

yeah i think those of us who blog it real can often look to our blogs to sort of map out patterns in our ups and downs. I betcha every january (with the exception of that one that i was on leave) of my blog will be decidely more negative then the other months. I can't wait to read more about your normal life!

hotflawedmama said...

fine line it is! but your blog is one of my faves. I save it for last and it feels like Christmas each time. :)

Anne said...

This blog makes me feel like you live next door. :) Come on over for tea and stale fig newtons!

I hope you two have a wonderful getaway -- you totally deserve the respite!!!