Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I'm sorry that the posting has been so light lately.  It's been hard for me to find time/energy to write.  That's not much of an excuse though.  The kids have still been saying cute things and I'm still finding interesting things online.  I just haven't been able to motivate myself to put anything down.
Plus, it feels like I've written this all before.  It feels like I've written everything about the kids before.  First crawls, favorite TV shows.  The whole shebang.  And I can't figure out how to make that interesting enough for others to read.
But I think that will change.
On Monday morning I talked briefly with Relia about the shootings in CT.  I won't try and do that conversation justice, but I will note that at the end she told me that if she dies, she wants us to have another baby.  Never thought I'd hear that from a five year old.  (And I didn't tell her that we've closed down that option.)  It was very sweet.
Later that evening she asked me if I was going to blog about the shootings.  I told her I doubted that I would but what really struck me is that someday she is going to read this blog.  She will read all of the entries, possibly focusing on the ones that prominently feature her. And so will DF and LL.  And good lord, LL has been cheated.
I've hardly posted about him.  You can see pictures of him over at the FP Gal's blog.  And I'm sure he'll get some mentions once he starts talking.  But right now he's getting royally short-changed.  Heck, they all are.
Plus, well, if my parents were keeping diaries in the 70's and 80's, I'd go back and read through them.  I'd thumb through them now for tips on raising great kids, since my parents obviously did such a great job.  It's quite possible that my children will feel the same way.  (Alternately, this will create a trail of evidence for their future therapist to work through...)
Anyway, kids, I'm on it.


DD4 said...

Nope. No diaries were written by me from the 70's or 80's, but I do have your baby book. I think you, Heidi, and Rachel do a pretty good of documenting your kids' lives. This is one grandma who loves reading about all 7 of my grand kids.

I agree with you: all three of you turned out great!

DD4 said...

In the above, insert the word "job" after "good."

Pat said...

I also like the idea of documenting your kids lives (among other things) Wish I would have done it. I also have baby books and I do have to say it is fun to look back at those. Keep up the good work at blogging and raising kids.