Wow. I abandoned this blog years ago, in favor of a fancy shmancy one on type pad. And then I never posted on the type pad blog. And then facebook came along and devoured the blogs, or at least blogging time/interest of most of my blogging pals. And then today in order to waste some time that I should be spending in productive ways, I began reading through these old posts. What a treasure. Not for anyone but me, of course, but all the same, what a treasure.
I'm not a picture taking mom, or a video making mom. And now that Sophie is 8, I've been mourning my lack of attention, my lack of appreciation of the precious days when she was little. And needed me. And skated on sprite on the new wood kitchen floors, and once stuck her new electric toothbrush in her butt. Sigh. But here, here is a record of those days. I had forgotten so many of our adventures together, and now here they are again.
So now, here I am, back again. I never really liked the type pad blog, frankly. It never felt like a home. And the only thing facebook is good for is playing bejeweled.
I basically quit blogging when my sister told me that her daughter, then 10, I think, had discovered and was reading my blog. It was very intellectually constipating. But now, I suppose, I feel brave again. At least for the present moment.
So, I hereby resurrect the blog. It won't be technologically savvy. But it will be a record. Because when my sweet Sophie Gene is 16, I'll think to myself..."Remember when she was 8, and still needed me?" And hopefully, look back here, and smile.
Today's best thing about being a mom: Halloween! This year, Soph dressed up as the "Bride of Dracula." NOT, mind you, the bride of Frankenstein. You see, her on again off again boyfriend (gasp, I know) "A" was dressing as Dracula, and the two wanted matching costumes. Walking around with a couple of cool moms, supervising the trick-or-treating, and then coming home for a hot apple pie (the cocktail, not the desert) was good fun. Also, I get to eat all of the Almond Joys out of her candy bag.
Today's worst thing about being a mom: Boyfriend!! Well, as many times as I've insisted that "A" is a BOY and a FRIEND, but not a boyfriend, and as often as Soph has assured me that she "KNOWS THAT MOM!" she still calls him her boyfriend when she thinks I'm not listening. Mostly they chase each other around on the playground, I think, but all the same. This makes my stomach begin to think it would be a good idea to digest itself.