When it comes to writing a blog, you're sometimes advised things like, "Be Yourself, Only Better... Don’t share every little facet of your life, only the charming parts." On the whole that makes sense, but it can feel a little misleading. That's why I found this observation insightful:
"Any parent who has posted photos and videos of her child on Facebook is keenly aware of the resulting disconnect from reality, the way chronicling parenthood this way creates a story line of delightfully misspoken words, adorably worn hats, dancing, blown kisses. Tearful falls and tantrums are rarely recorded, nor are the stretches of pure, mind-blowing tedium. We protect ourselves, and our kids, this way; happiness is impersonal in a way that pain is not. But in the process, we wind up contributing to the illusion that kids are all joy, no effort."
Or, as famous mom-blogger Heather Armstrong described childbirth, "It Sucked and Then I Cried."
Anyway, we couldn't be crazier about our guys, and as they get older (and the days longer and the weather warmer), things are only getting better. I just wanted to acknowledge that we do have our ups and downs. And now, back to chronicling the delightfully misspoken words! 🙂