We have to write a really big (for us) check to the taxman, and the kid bit me before bed, and my feet are cold. But some good reads can make things better, eh?
I’m gonna give you a double dose to make up for missing last week, but I’m gonna keep the editorializing to a minimum because WHOA is that a lot of recapping, and I’m sure you’d rather just get to the links. So let’s do it!
Let’s start with two of the best things I’ve ever read, which both happen to be from the same writer. Start with The Didactic Pirate’s Honesty, and then read the followup over at Dadcentric with And Then We Had Hamburgers. I know we throw the word brave around in blogland, but I actually find this to be deserving of the description–not because it was brave to write, but because it was brave to do, despite how hard and scary it had to have been.
Over at The Power of Moms, Your Children Want YOU!, a good reminder that your kids don’t want the perfect Pinterest version of you…they want YOU.
Over at Sometimes Sweet, On Being Vain and Weird and Silly, a good reminder to keep yourself in the photos…no matter what your vanity says.
Over at Lawyerish, Singular Sensation, talking about some of the thoughts one might have about one & done.
Over at Reading (and Chickens), Allow Me To Introduce Myself to Myself, a fantastic post about how being true to yourself opens doors to happiness you might never reach otherwise.
Over at Pacing the Panic Room, Life After Stats, a nice reminder that always thinking about “growing” your blog can lead you away from the things that actually help YOU grow your blog–and away from what you love about your blog.
Over on Scary Mommy Society, Rachel shares Saturday #286, heart tugging proof that time with your kids is short. And while I don’t prescribe to the idea that you have to cherish every moment, it is a good way to try and remind myself to not just look at these days as marathons to be “gotten through.”
Over at 649.133, Ms. Understood looks at apologizing for your kiddo–and when that might not be what you want to do. And as someone with a bit of a wild child kid, this one hit home.
A non-blogger one, but I Re-Watched Titanic So You Don’t Have To. You’re Welcome. on Jezebel cracked me the hell up.
Alright, go, read. Enjoy.