So today is the last day of October and it is time for my little October series to come to an end.
This little experience has been an overall good one but challenging as well.
I didn’t realize it would be so hard to come up with things to talk about. I mean, there are a lot of things that make me happy. But it is really hard for me to not lump things about my child in that mix. Mostly because that’s what I do. I’m a SAHM. And I spend about 90% of my waking time with her. So I guess it’s a good thing that I am fond of her, right?
But the point is, I wanted to divert away from the norm and try something new.
Even though some of my posts were borderline silly, I tried to balance those out with some artistic, sweet, and serious ones too. I wanted a range. I did have one Mommy-related post, but that one lept at me and side-line what I had originally planned to talk about that day. And because of that, I felt that it was meant to be.
To be completely honest, because I am so out of my normal element, I don’t think this was any of my best writing. Probably not the posts I will want to go back and re-read in the future.
But the overall greatest surprise and joy from this experience was the comments. When I first began this blog, I promised myself that I would never end posts by asking a question…or at least not a question that is not rhetorical. Why? Because I feel like no one ever really answers them. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t ever really answer them so I was projecting my feelings onto this idea. But I gave it a shot. More so out of lack of a good ending (which is another pet-peeve of mine and why I really don’t like ending with questions in the first place because that is what they signal to me). But then you answered. Both in person and on the blog. And I looooooooved reading and hearing your responses. From the silly to the serious, they made me smile and tear up and laugh. So thank you.
On Friday I will return with the regular stuff. Or maybe even tomorrow. Because I know you are all dying for a Halloween recap. (MG is a cat, btw. Again.). Especially if something this epic happens again:
We are already placing bets on whether or not he will show up at the house again this year. Apparently a certain family member lives in the neighborhood. Should I ask for more than a picture this year? Maybe a t-shirt? Already planning ahead.
Thanks for a great October, friends!