A lot of people have asked me why I write this blog. Usually, it’s with some sort of incredulous tone, like “why would you share all that personal information??” If you want to know my answer, all you have to do is take a look at my header or at the picture to the right. I do this blog for my daughters. Sometimes, it takes more than just a picture to do a memory justice and this space is a great way for me to share those memories. It’s like a running tab of Sophia and Maddie’s lives. There are lots of people in our lives that don’t get the opportunity to see our family as often as we’d like and they can come here and check in. And, as my girls get older, they’ll be able to come here and see and read a lot of the funny, sad, life-changing moments they’ve had in their lives to that point. That is something that I’m going to treasure. And really, those two little girls are my life and they inspire me on a daily basis to be a better dad and a better man.
There are those people who don’t have kids who don’t understand and aren’t interested in reading or seeing these stories. And that’s fine with me. You have your interests, I have mine, you don’t have to come here if you don’t want to. No one is forcing you to sit there and read my posts.
A lot of the people who read my posts are other parents, and a lot of times, it’s great to get feedback from other parents on how to handle certain situations. Take Sophia not wanting to go to sleep on her own, for instance. I’ve gotten advice from countless other parents–and bloggers–because I wrote about it here. Let’s face it, we as parents don’t know all the answers, as much as we’d like to think that we do. So, putting our heads together and comparing notes is a help to all of us.
And, the last reason? I love to do it. It’s one of the highlights of my days when I get a chance to sit down and write these posts. And I mean, come on, look at that face!