What I’m Not Blogging About

— The lovely new books we’ve received from my old friend S. this week, including 4 from The Borrowers series and 3 Enid Blyton novels. Really, how many of your old grad school friends have sent 7 books halfway across the country to children they haven’t seen since the oldest was 15 months? (That is, before the younger was a twinkle in her mother’s eye.)

— The fun we’re having with Chinese Pod. This is just suiting us perfectly right now. Violet’s interest in Chinese is higher than ever.

— Living with intense children, when to sympathize, when to ignore, when to scold. Worrying what will happen to a 5-year-old who feels everything so deeply when she gets to be a teenager.

— The ache in my muscles since getting a new gym membership — the benefits of a work-at-home spouse.

— My review of the book Bonk, by Mary Roach, my love for the Amanda Root-Ciaran Hinds Persuasion

— Assorted thoughts on manners, friends, and blogging, especially the observation that I may be too conflict-averse to be a decent blogger. Comment threads on most national online media make me want to trigger a global nuclear catastrophe and see if the cockroaches couldn’t do a better job with this planet. Or maybe I just need another beer . . .

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5 responses to “What I’m Not Blogging About

  1. I’d love to read your thoughts on manners, friends, and blogging, whether they conflict with mine or not 🙂 Sympathy regarding the intense children dilemma. Agreement with comment threads on most national online media … these days the only sane thing I can do is Stay Away.

  2. rae

    I too would love to hear your thoughts, and likewise share your aversion to conflict. Another beer? Maybe that is a fine answer. 😉

  3. What a nice present from your friend!

    ChinesePod looks great!

    If you figure out what to do with that f year old let me know.

    Congratulations on your work-out. No pain no gain!

    See if you can get ahold of some Stone Brewery beer, it will definitely make you want to save this planet. *wink*

  4. Angela, MotherCrone

    I love this idea, for I have been so lax in my blogging as well. Just too much going on, and the whirlwind of life right now is not even allowing for the rumination of ideas.

    Glad you are well. And hope to see you blogging again soon.
    I encourage you to sort it all out, and even consider starting a new blog that you keep private from IRL folks. I have found it created a wonderful respite from drama for me, where i can get support and friendship without worrying about other’s opionions!!

  5. Just avoid the national media, or at least the comment threads. Another beer can’t hurt.

    On number 3, my view is that there is enough to worry about while she is 5 to start advance worrying about what she’ll be like when she’s 13. Cross that bridge when you come to it. Live in the moment. Another beer might help that as well 🙂

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