by Ginger on April 9, 2012

in The Kid

Toddler with bubbles

I didn’t do a Reads from Around the Web this weekend (next weekend, I promise). I felt a lot of stress about that, this self-imposed deadline that no-one but me was likely going to notice. Story of my life.

But there were bubbles to blow and Easter baskets to open. There were egg hunts to have and candy to eat. There was a sick little boy to cuddle and watch cartoons with, though you’d never guess from that photo that he had a horrible cough and was not his usual rambunctious self. There was a family to enjoy and I made a conscious decision to take the weekend off from the blog, and despite the fact that this is likely part of the reason I’ll never be a superstar blogger…it was a good thing.

How bout you? How was your weekend?

Ashley // Our Little Apartment April 10, 2012 at 6:22 am


I put SO much pressure on myself about silly blog deadlines. It’s really too much to post regularly AND get all my design work done on time. I’m not sure why I inflict that on myself and YET.

Oy. Glad to know I’m not alone!

Tragic Sandwich April 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

I had some angst about the timing of my 5 Things post this week; I usually post them on Sunday, but I wanted to write a post for that day. So I wound up mentally debating what order to send them in, and what times would be best, and then realized that any reader who got annoyed by a minor variance in pattern is not a reader I’m terribly invested in, anyhow.

We need to cut ourselves some slack! It’s like I always tell people who are planning weddings: no one notices the tiny details but you. No one goes to a wedding and complains that the tablecloths weren’t exactly the same shade of off-white as the trim on the bridesmaids’ dresses. So why worry about it?

Clearly I need to apply my own advice more broadly.

Cloud April 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

I think there is a tension in wanting to put deadlines on ourselves to accomplish things (which feels good) and knowing when to let one whoosh by. (Do you know the Douglas Adams quote I’m sort of referencing? Something like “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make when they fly by”. Which, if I wasn’t so lazy, I could go find on Google and get right. Oh well.

Anyway, I’m glad you took a break. We can wait another week for our links!

Hope April 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

Sounds like a good weekend! Mine have all revolved around schoolwork lately, but my class ends in 3 weeks and I’m looking forward to getting some time to myself.

Kate April 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I love the quote above about deadlines whooshing by… such a great sound. I struggle with deadlines and used to live by them hard and fast, but with two kiddos and this turnaround, they are just sailing right on by me. And, that’s okay. I made a commitment when I decided to stay home with the girls and it was “They are priority #1.” That doesn’t mean that I won’t take a break and go have lunch with a friend or treat myself to a pedicure, but if right now is a good time to watch Cinderella and it’s also my due date for a freelance article – the article can wait until after bedtime. It’s Cinderella time right now.

So happy to hear you had a wonderful Easter! The picture is sweet and bubbles are a toddler’s best friend. 🙂

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