Just about anytime something silly happens in our house, my baby’s daddy raises a finger and shouts, “Blog topic!” In my amazement and stupor, I simply laugh at him most of the time, then pause and say, “Really?!?”.
I’ve started keeping a running list on a fabulous notepad my BFF gave me, and it’s pretty funny (least I think so). The topics range from how annoying I think Facebook is these days, to new uses for Task Rabbit, to wearing the wrong bra size for the past twenty-something years and my thoughts Madonna’s weird obsession about being cloned (he doesn’t think that’s a good one, BTW). The more serious blog topics include my thoughts on the whole “you can have it all; but not at once/mom juggling act” debate (thank you, Anne-Marie Slaughter for your amazing article and follow up one I’m about to dive into), to inner “what do I want to do when I grow up” debates that I’m not sure I’m ready to showcase for all the world to see (give me a week, I’m sure I’ll be there any day).
What’s amusing about all of this, is that THIS GUY, my HUSBAND is the SAME GUY that only a few months ago when I said I might start blogging responded by saying he was a bit concernedwhat I might be saying about him or our personal lives.
Me: I really think I’m gonna do this blogging thing.
Me: Yeah, I think it could really be a great outlet. Besides, I could have a ton of fun with it potentially. Here, let me read to you this hysterical post about a giant metal chicken. I mean, that’s some funny sh*t.
A day or so rolls by….
M: So, I don’t think I realized how your blogging would affect us. Like, I’d be included. Our lives would be out there.
Me: Oh yeah?
And here we are! M is all about reminding me how our daily lives are chalk-full of amazing and interesting topics to blog about. Honestly. Gotta love a man who supports his baby’s mamma and all her crazy adventures.
So ladies (or men) yet to be married or with a life partner ~ listen to all the pundits out there take your time and pick wisely (I cannot stress this enough)! There is nothing better than having someone by your side who is supportive and willing to share the duties of home life AND support you and your passions just as you support theirs (more on the “mommy wars” and “you can have it all” debate in due time).