Thursday, July 23, 2009
Reason for the name, reason for the blog
I used to wonder why in the world someone would want to display their personal thoughts, feelings, dreams, whatever, online for the world to see. I used to get so annoyed when people would get involved in my business, because, um, it's mine! Then I realized something the other day that seemed to have slipped my mind... I was shopping at TJMaxx with my childhood friend who happens to have a little boy 3 weeks younger than my girl. We had stopped at Chick fil A to get one of the new smaller sized milkshakes. This was the first time Sweetpea had ever had ice cream or a milkshake so I decided that since she is 14 months now, she was old enough to try it. After taking a few sips, she smiled and laughed and wanted me to drink some too. The light in her eyes as I laughed with her reminded me of that movie "Into the Wild," when the guy who had isolated himself from all human contact to live his dream in the wilderness wrote his dying words on his bus..."happiness only real when shared." Sweetpea reminded me of how important it is to share your personal thoughts, feelings, dreams, whatever with others to thoroughly enjoy them yourself. I have a sweet husband (who I call Sweetface), I have a family, I have friends. But I have a hunch (maybe because of the glazed over blank stare he gives me) when I share some of the girly things that interest me, (like how if you rub strawberries on your teeth it actually whitens them, or about the shoes I saw at the mall that were 50% off, or that I found out today that if you're going to have bangs, you have to cut them from eyebrow edge to eyebrow edge for them to look right, or how I'm going to decorate our bedroom in the near future etc) is kind of boring for my manly hubby. Plus, now that my full time job is being a mother, I only work 1 or 2 days a week and definitely don't get out as much as I used to...So guess what? I'm going to share my whatever with you lucky people!! Hope you enjoy. Feel free to comment on anything.