Friday, May 04, 2007

why i blog.

On Tuesday, while making a goon of myself trying to help make coffee for a group of moms, I had a conversation with a woman that I've only spoken with a few times (hi, Ona). She mentioned that she reads my blog. She even mentioned checking back to see if I had written a birthday letter to Claire last month. Seriously, this was maybe the highlight of my dorktastic week. I never anticipated that someone who doesn't really know us would have any interest in what I write here. I ran across this quote from The Mother's Almanac, which for me, puts into words why I blog.

“You need to accomplish a little bit every day-something that can’t be undone by another wash, another meal, another day of dust. A day in which nothing new is learned or nothing permanent is done is a day wasted as far as your psyche is concerned, for none of us ever stops growing.”

You also need to dress your child in costume as much as possible and create tiny faux hawks. It feeds the soul, my friends.


Alida said...

I LOVE that quote. That should be a mother's anthem or something! And I bet more people than you know enjoy and look forward to those cute pictures! I do. Whenever the kids are with me when reading your blog, they always say the same thing..."Ah, look at the sweet baby." See, even the littlest ones enjoy your blog!

Anonymous said...

Yep, I love the hair!

Anonymous said...

I love that quote too! Blogging is done for so many different reasons, and your reason shines through so clearly. Claire is so sweet and what great memories for her to have for the rest of her life to see how much you love her.

momaof4 said...

I think you did a wonderful job at making the coffee.
I loved doing trying to do it with you, you made my week! Thanks for letting me laugh at you, OH! I mean WITH you :0