I do, I just love them. First of all, to me it’s very therapeutic to write down my thoughts. It’s like if I write them down they can stay put, there where I write them, instead of churning around in my head and I can think more clearly. Plus, if you’re frustrated and you write down how you feel in your blog you get the sweetest, most inspirational comments (if anyone out there ever feels overwhelmed go read those from my last post…man, they will make you feel better), AND your sweet friend may bring you over delicious cookies, AND your husband may call you just to ask if everything’s ok…twice. At first I didn’t make the blog connection, and just thought he was being extra thoughtful. You see, my husband, although amazing and sensitive and thoughtful in so many ways, is quite one-tracked and gets so busy at work that he rarely answers the phone, let alone picks it up and calls me. So the second time he called I put two and two together and asked if he was calling because of the blog. He made me laugh because I’ve been telling him for months that I’ve been feeling overwhelmed but voila, write it in cyberspace and he’s got my full attention. So, hurray for blogs. I just want to keep it real because sometimes I think blogs tend to make people up to seem like they are perfect and life is full of rainbows and butterflies, but life is real, with ups and downs, and that’s what makes it so great.
Another reason I love blogs is that I get so inspired as a mother. There are so many amazing thoughts out there from so many wonderful mothers and non-mothers alike that completely inspire me. I love being connected with ideas, and there are a billion enlightening ones out there. So thank you to all you great bloggers.
I’m off to finish my 76th load of laundry (at least it seems like the 76th…or 89th), but I’m going to do it in un-overwhelmed fashion and teach my sweet girl the letter “L” while we fold the mountains of clean clothes.