Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Not My Other Blog

So, a year or two ago, I created a blog to share updates and photos of my kids, mostly, with family and friends. And when I was cornered, literally, by my mother-in-law, I shared the link with her, too. And on the rare occasion that I expressed my thoughts, or opinions, or God forbid, feelings, on my blog, I inevitably heard the disparaging remarks through the grapevine, and once or twice, read them in my blog comments. I wanted to scream: "IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, STOP READING IT!"

There are times that I really want to blog about something or another, but don't, for fear of judgement or criticism. I want to blog the details about myself and my life, but don't, for fear of being accused of embarrassing family. Sometimes I want to share my opinion about something [gasp] not related to my kids or motherhood! I want to be able to bitch about people I know! I don't want to always blog as if I am a perfect mother with perfect kids living in our perfect house in our perfect suburban neighborhood. That's just not me.

But this blog is. And if you know me in real life, or from my other blog, read at your own risk.

9 comments:

MiMi said...

Awesome. This rocks! :) I'll be the first follower cuz I'm cool.

kys said...

My in-laws suck too, my dear. And if they ever find out that I have a blog you shall hear my scream across the Blogosphere.

Thanks for following me even though I'm on a wee break at Stir-Fry. I'm not as cool as MiMi but I am your 2nd follower.

McGillicutty said...

I'm your third and three times as cool as the other two!!! My MIL reads mine too and unfortunately reads between the lines. I save what I really want to say about family for comments on other blogs.. beware!!!
I have made a lot of blog friends so it's a great relief!!! Good luck!!!

Shell said...

That's exactly what my blog is that you visited earlier! It's been very therapeutic!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

"IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, STOP READING IT!"
I've said that on my blog before, many times.

Hugs!!

Ann said...

I am going to follow your blog

Desert Rose said...

Damn..Mimi beat me to being your first follower on here..well, a few people beat me to following..but I'm here now..and you shouted out how I'm sure a lot of us feel. I'm reading at my own risk cause I like to take risks..feel free to stop by my blog and get to know me!

Menopausal New Mom said...

That is so true. I just found out that my mom reads my blog, I didn't care that my sister and nieces did but there are just some things about married life you don't want your mom reading. I sometimes feel I have to tone it done but for the most part, I'm like you, "if you don't like it, don't read it". As for toning it down, I just write it and hope nothing gets said about it.

J.J. said...

word. new to your new blog ;) Do what ever you want!!!!!It is your blog...and it will be better if you do what YOU want to do ;) Look forward to reading!