Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Do you remember?

Y'r'member when I used to be a regular in the blogosphere?  That was awesome. (To be read like Chris Farley in this interview)

I've been trying to figure out why I used to blog so often and now I can't seem to make time for it, even though I still love it. I came up with a few things.

One, I'm busy.  Who isn't? And to top it off my kids are past napping age now.  Bummer.  Big time.

Two, my kids are growing up (hence the no naps).  Park turned seven last week and Gray is almost four.  That's right my friends, my baby is almost four.  Reid is sandwiched right in between at five and a half.  I realize that's not so old, but old enough that we go about our daily business without any blog-worthy catastrophes.  We can hop in the car and all three kids can buckle their own seats belts.  My purse is just a purse...no wipes, no sippie cups, no fruit snacks.  There have been a couple times this summer I've braved taking all three kids grocery shopping... an outing I would expect to generate a great story.  Nothing.  We went, we shopped, we left.  That doesn't make for a good blog post at all.  I used to turn to my kids for inspiration for writing.  Now I'm lacking that inspiration.

Three, I'm a happier person these days...which is a direct result of number two (not that number two, the other number two).  I can't tell you how happy I am not to have really little kids anymore.  I went through quite a dark phase.  It lasted about three years...and by dark I mean I really struggled to get out of bed.  I didn't want to face my days.  I spent too much of the past three years in tears.  I think I'm coming out of it.  I haven't had that kind of a breakdown in months and it feels good.  I'm glad my kids are growing up.  I think when I was depressed I needed blogging...it helped me focus on the good and the funny in my rough days.  Seriously, I think blogging really helped me make it through. I don't need it like I used to. I love it, but don't need it...making it fall lower on my priority list. (Also, I hate to admit this, but more time with my family and less time on the computer contributes to my happiness.)

Four, my camera is failing on me.  I'll try to catch up on summer fun at some point, but pictures will be limited.

One of these days I'm going to think up something great to write about (and find the time to write about it) and it's going to knock your socks off.

14 comments:

Cynthia said...

I read "awesome" like Chris Farley even before you told me to!
First of all, I know your kids are growing up. But when you type their age, I am amazed they are so old. I even saw them recently and didn't register 7. SEVEN !!
Don't give up on crazy or catastrophic events to happen at the grocery store. Your boys aren't THAT old yet. There's still hope for a good grocery store story.

Clan Whipple said...

Don't worry about the catastrophes... they come in waves. I wondered where you were. Your blog adds to my happiness when my life sucks.

Clan Whipple said...

P.S. I got the Chris Farley reference even earlier- Y'r'member when you were in the Beatles? and you did that song?

Traci Elizabeth said...

I miss your posts!!! I'm glad u r in a happy place!!! Love u lady!

jeanine said...

So glad to see a new post from you!

Jen said...

I've noticed you've been busy and I miss you. Glad you're enjoying life and I'll be watching for your next amazing post.

Genn said...

Hi Katie!
First of all, I can not believe that Gray is almost four!!How did that happen? I think in my head he was still two. Wow.
I'm glad life is better for you now too. I've said it before but I just love your honesty. Not many people admit the hard times, and hard times there are when you have young children. Especially three young children all at once.
You're a great Mom. Your boys are so lucky.
Anxiously waiting for the next post. :)

Kris said...

Hi Katie. Yours and Genny's were my first two blogs to get attached to. I LOVED your stories. Loved them! But I understand exactly what you are saying. Still, I miss your posts.
: ( Kris

Kelly said...

I am glad I get to see you at least, since you aren't posting as much! It's tough to find the time, mine is lacking these days too- more pictures, less writing- but I am hoping to keep up, since this is my lame attempt at journaling our lives!! ha ha
See you later this morning!

Edling's said...

I was just thinking about you yesterday. I'm glad you're not blogging because things are so calm. That's always nice. Our kids are roughly the same age (with the exception of Daylon) and I know what you mean. One of the highlights of my year is that I can just open the van door and the can climb in, get seated and buckle up all by themselves. I would have never guessed what a difference that would make in my life or how much happiness that would bring. Oh! That and wiping their own butts--that's another happy accomplishment of having older kids!

Amanda B. said...

I feel the same way in a sense- I haven't blogged as much either- partly because of time, but also because I just don't know what to write about- I feel things are pretty boring around here. But I do love it and want to keep it going and make books with it!

Melissa said...

I was happy to read your post. I can totally relate to so many of your feelings described in this blog. I am so happy your doing well. I hope to see more from you.

Autumn said...

I remember you saying more than once about feeling blue or depressed and I really felt for you though I didn't know how I could help. I'm so glad you're feeling better.

Violet said...

I have missed your posts too. You have really helped me work hard at finding the funny things in life with toddlers. I feel like I am just starting to get into that dark place. I have a one year old and a two year old and they kick my butt most days. It is nice to hear it gets better when they are older. I am so glad you don't need us any more :0) too bad we need you now.