Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Like When We Were Dating...

So, my last post was this stupid, narcissistic post about whether or not I should even be a blogger, as I am a reasonably happy, stable person without a lot of trauma. Nor am I super zany or crazy, or any of the other things I have been reading on other blogs. Then I got a comment from a reader that made me realize the reasons I started this to begin with - my family, self expression, practice my writing, create a journal of sorts. Not for anyone else, really, though I have to admit to being a little (okay, totally) thrilled that a couple of people are reading it!

So, I am starting here. I figure it's kind of like when my husband and I first started dating. You know, you are on your 'best behavior'. You don't swear, you try to look good, attempt to not embarrass yourself. Basically giving the person you are dating a false first impression in hopes that they will ask you out again (or return to your blog!).

My husband and I had been on maybe three dates when I was talking to him on the phone one day, and my daughter Meggie did something that prompted me to call her a brat. He heard me. I realized what I had just said, and actually breathed a sigh of relief when he chuckled and asked what she had done. We had both been trying to portray ourselves as perfect parents who never yelled at their kids, never uttered a negative world, blah, blah, blah. So, the cat was out of the bag - I was uh, regular? I wasn't some super human, college student, young, single mother with two jobs who never uttered a bad word or crankiness of any kind. Whew!

Well, that's what I am going to do here from now on. I'm going to just say what I feel like saying, without fearing that I will alienate anyone, or make them mad, or make them not want to read again. Not that what I have posted in the past was in anyway false, it wasn't. But, I have not posted some things, worrying that they would be boring, or come off as judgmental, or too conservative (is there such a thing?), or whatever. So it's going to be no holds barred, people! Are you ready?! (You can see the dork-ness just oozing out of me, can't you?)


  1. Nope, NO dorkiness, Just a true..honest to goodness, GOOD, down-to-earth, one-of-a-kind, rare, person!!!! Who, by the way, is my new BFF!!! Thank you for becoming my first follower!! I love you, by the way, and want you to know, that everything that I wrote I meant from my heart. I am not the type of person says things "just for the heck of it". I mean everything I write. You are not boring, nor dorky. You are an un-believeable Mom, who I am not sure how you do it all! But, it DOES amaze me, and I am sure your husband would agree w/ me. And your kids will someday see what a positive role model they had growing up and you will be fullfilled like nothing else will ever fullfill you. My son must tell me a thousand times a day that he loves me. That has to be the greatest feeling in the world. He says it "just because". Now, back to your post...
    I was laughing so hard, because when my husband and I first met... his kids were 1 1/2 and almost 3. I remember them being super "cranky" at times and me making that same comment. Only, I didn't have any children and I always would say, "My kids will NEVER act like that!!!" hahaha! For the most part, my kids are well behaved and listen, but as most kids do, they have their moments. You know, where you want to set them on the porch for the first family who will take them!!!(kidding!??)It's funny how blended families become one big happy families. We have our moments, but they are so far and few in between that they almost do not even happen anymore. I have two of my own children now, and can't imagine life without children. How empty my world would be. You have inspired me to write on my blog for today my sweet friend. You are a blessing from God above! Shannon

  2. Megan,
    I love your picture and title for your blog as well as your whole description of you as the daughter of Mary. What is there not to like? I love all the pictures and descriptions of your family as I feel I have lost touch; so good to see everyone even if only on here! When did you start your blog? Love it...You go girl! Love all the music too...Brings back great memories ☺
    God bless,
    Janet Trapp

  3. Honey, as someone who has been blogging for a LONG time.... hear me: Be true to YOU. Write what YOU feel needs to be said. Be it every day stuff, or "too conservative" or what EVER it is. People who want to read will read. Some will debate it, but everyone will RESPECT it if it comes from a true place IN YOU.
    There, off my soap box! You and I might be polar opposites on a lot of things, but one thing we have in common?
    Truth to who we are. Let people see that. It's one of the things I like about 'cha, woman!!

  4. @ Shannon - you are too kind. And the blended family thing - you will probably be hearing a bit of that on here. Thankfully most of that is water under the bridge, but it still rears it's ugly head from time to time.

    @Janet - I miss seeing you at church! I miss seeing how big all your kiddos are getting! Lindsay will be driving the next time we see you - hehe. (That's probably not all that far off?) I think I started the blog back in October.
    @ Tina - because I have such a hard time thinking of you as 'Katrina'! Hey, you know, we are polar opposites, it many ways, but I always liked you in HS, (was a touch intimidated, actually - in a good way), and totally like and amused! by you now! Plus you are head over heels for those boys, and in that way, we have much in common, my friend!

  5. Good article keep posting this type of articles..............


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