Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pat, pat, pat.


I'm never really sure how to start blogging again once I've stopped.

Do I apologize for being gone so long?  But then, really,who am I apologizing to?  My readers have, no doubt, found something else to read.  As hard as it has been, I am sure that you have all survived without me.  So, then, it is just you and me, blog.  An artist doesn’t apologize to it’s canvas when it hasn’t painted for a while.  And, really, no one likes an “I’m sorry” post.  So, there you have it.  Apparently I am NOT sorry.

Do I make excuses? (3 trips to Oregon, 3 sicknesses for Joseph, a baby who does not like to sleep.)  Somehow other moms with 2 (3,4,5…) children find time to blog, so…?  I like movies more maybe?

Do I just try to communicate how very tired I have been (seriously, so tired.) and how, when you stack anything up next to the possibility of a nap (clean toilets or nap?  talk on the phone or nap?  fold laundry or nap? blog or nap?)  "nap" wins out every time.

How about if I just lay my head down on my keyboard for a moment (so, tired.) and you all pat my hair and murmur sounds of understanding, forgiveness, and general sympathy. 

Then, I will sit up with a sigh and a smile (still so tired, but look what a trooper she is!)  and continue on with my blog as though nothing has happened and I have never been gone. 

And you, my dear reader, will silently praise my strength and fortitude with every sleep-sacrificing blog post I manage to slap up here for the next 6 months or so. (until, I naively assume, Isaac magically decides that he CAN sleep through the night.) 

Sound good?

My head is down....go.


blueviolet said...

You don't have to say a thing. Just show up!

ter@waaoms said...

why, hello there.

I have been reading blogs but not blogging much myself. I think we all have downtime. Summer is a good excuse. Loyal readers stick around...:)

~~Mel~~ said...

You don't need an excuse not to blog...we're all busy and shouldn't feel guilty when we can't and just don't have the time! Our readers miss us when we're gone...but yes life still goes on).

Hope you are enjoying summer and your cute babies!

Jenners said...

It annoys me to no end that you can just show up and write an incredibly amusing and witty post while half asleep. Do what you can when you can ... I do miss you.

Jen said...

Don't you worry your pretty little head, the people that truly love you will always be here.

T Rex Mom said...

I know you have lots of blog fodder - I'm just glad I get to hear about it in person.

Nina said...

Oh how I enjoy reading your posts. Please explain to me how you manage to watch movies with little kids? I think my kids get louder and louder the moment I want to try and watch something. Can't remember the last movie I got to watch, I have however had a good nights sleep. Don't worry, it will come and you will forget all about the sleepless nights.

Rachel said...

Pat, pat :)

septembermom said...

We'll be here for you. You have those two gorgeous boys to hang out with. That's plenty of fun!!