The age-old debate: to post or not to post? Well, maybe it’s not age-old, but it is definitely a modern conundrum. I think Dy captured my plight perfectly in this post written a couple of weeks ago, right here. It’s just so hard to tell your family stories to the whole wide world when the children are older. It’s a disrespect to carry on as if they were still four, and so the blogs of us aging “mommy bloggers” go silent, or vague. It doesn’t help, either, that the modern trend toward reading on mobile devices seems to prevent easy commenting, thus making it feel as if no one is listening anyway. But that is an entirely different problem, and one I can live with.
I guess the trick is to find something else to write about, but then I also have to give up worrying about your expectations of what I’m going to write about. 😉 Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I must officially announce my retirement from the mommy-blogosphere. Fortunately, I have a wide variety of other interests and talents, many of which fall under the “farmstead” theme, so we’re going to go there. Since I can’t talk about my kids anymore, we’ll probably just cover things like cooking, crafts, farming, preserving, tools, books, various aspects of domesticity… that sort of thing.
And since I have a deep and abiding love of photography, there will be pictures. Some of them will be of the baby. 🙂
I like this image, because this is a frequent expression of hers. A note of warning, though: Do not give the baby a pine cone as a prop. It may possibly take you the rest of the evening to scrub all the sticky sap off of her. But you probably already thought of that.