In the fall of 2010 I had a high-energy, high-needs two-year-old boy and an infant. I was a relatively-extroverted stay-at-home mom who desperately wanted to be out enjoying life, but who was justsocrazytired and in need of lotsandlotsofcoffee (but I was nursing said infant, so I couldn’t have lotsandlotsofcoffee), and, well, have you seen small children out in public?! I was lonely and longing for human interaction. So I did what most SAHMs in my situation do. I became an obsessive Facebook user. It didn’t fill the void I had to be surrounded by people every day like I was accustomed to when I was working, but it certainly helped (thank you, Mark Zuckerberg, for saving me and countless other moms out there from needing a Xanax prescription).
Over time, I began to develop a small following of people who seemed to like my random, apparently amusing reflections of life with littles. My friend Alice, who at that point was coming over to my house for a few hours once a week to play with my kids and help keep me sane, started telling me how much she enjoyed my FB posts and that I should really consider writing a book. Was she kidding?! I couldn’t even go to the bathroom by myself! Writing a book was a flattering thought, but there was just no way.
As time went by, however, I started being encouraged by more and more people to share the stories of my family and our life together. A book was still out of the question, but a blog, maybe? Hey, yeah! Perhaps someday I could write a blog! But it would be a while.
Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, and here I am! I’m officially a blogger! And really, it’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. All that’s really required is for me to completely ignore my husband, send my children to their room for a
few hours little while, and leave the laundry in the washing machine overnight. Again. Easy! Yep, I can do this.
For those of you who have been encouraging me to write publicly these past few years, thank you! Your kind words have been so heartwarming and inspiring to me. I hope you enjoy reading about my crazy little life as much as I enjoy living it (especially now that I can drink coffee again!). Speaking of which…