Saturday, November 20, 2010

So...Blogging...

The blog's been kinda quiet lately. It's not for lack of stuff to say. I have much to say. Much I would like to share, but, well, I have all these internet savvy kids now and they're not so happy about me blogging about them.

I mean, yeah, they're okay with me sharing some stuff, like last night Ev and her cousin Kaarin went to the opening of Harry Potter. They made these shirts with tape and bleach water in a spray bottle. Cool huh? Bryce and Gunnar took them. It was a blast.



But when I started this blog I had younger kids and I could share the joys and frustrations of parenting. I can't really share the frustrations anymore. They don't like that. So it feels kinda fake sometimes. Raising teens can be extremely rewarding and extremely frustrating. I love them, they are funny and I enjoy their personalities and being around them, but why, WHY can they not clean their rooms? WHY? And the amount of food that is consumed in this house could feed a small third world country! And I have to go buy it all and bring it home and put it away. That, in and of itself, is a full time job. WHEW!

And watching them on their path to adulthood can be excruciating. They have to make their own decisions. I may be sure what's best, and I can guide, but sometimes I just have to stand back and watch them fail. Even when I knew it was coming. I had to just watch. That is hard. I don't like that. I'd like to share that, what it's like, how to handle it, but it's not really fair to my kids to smear their issues all over the internet.

So the blog's quiet, and not quite equitable. So, I guess, when you read here about all our joys and fun and success and happiness, assume that we're a normal family, just like yours and we have just as much frustration, and yes, they are turning my hair gray. I just don't write about it.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi there! I'm just stopping by from the TOS crew to let you know that your blog is included in our Blog Walk this week!

Blessings!

Tess said...

My teens are only 15 and 13 but parenting a teen and blogging about it are very different then when they are oh say 11 (my "baby" is 11). Your post spoke to me. I am loving being the mother of teens but it has its frustrations.

pebblekeeper said...

Hopping along to give some TOS Crew Hoppin' Love! I totally understand about the kids though. Nate went to this great event Friday and did this really cool thing and wore this really cool outfit to do this really cool - stuff. But he doesn't want me to take pictures of blog about it. sigh. So - yes, I have one over personality 9 yr old that stars in most of our pictures - or just their hands. :) I get excited over where my blog is going, but I know I'll be out of kid material here really quickly!

Tonya said...

I think your kids are being selfish. I mean, there are some of us out there who could truly benefit from your experiences and wisdom (even if it just gives us a few laughs at your kids' expense!). Seriously, it's selfish of them to not let us enjoy, I mean LEARN from their trials.

Just kidding. :-) Well, sort of ...