Monday, November 15, 2010

Addicted to Children

I read an article, errr - editorial, on Slate today in which the author posed a question about why we continue to have children if they drive us nuts. His theory is that the oxytocin that is released when we get unexpected hugs and kisses and cuddles is more powerful and addictive than any drug. It was a light-hearted article, but I completely agree with him.

I want more kids. Seriously. Don't think I'm crazy. Well, okay, maybe I am crazy, but for completely different reasons. :-) I know I'm addicted to babies. Selective memory is wonderful. Sleepless nights and colic only last such a short time and yet the reward  for paying those dues is amazing.

I love my kids. What's more, I LIKE my kids. I like every age and every discovery. And while I know that it will get increasingly harder as the girls get older and hormones start interfering, I also know that each age has it's milestones and I've been there and understand nearly every one of them.

I have great kids. I want more great kids. I need a new job and to get P on board with all this.

Friday, November 12, 2010

So here I am, blogging again. I have created more blogger accounts than I care to admit and I always end up deleting them or my creativity wanes and I go for months without a post. Then later I will have what I consider to be profound thoughts that need to be captured in writing. My problem is that blogging is very...egotistical? Exhibitional? I'm not even sure that is a word.

The point is when you blog, you are putting your life/your thoughts/your musings out there on the world wide web and assuming that someone cares to read about them. Am I amusing or clever? Profound or insightful? Not really. In fact, I guess you could say I'm lazy. I blog, as opposed to journaling, because I sit at a computer a lot.

I am a mom to two sweet girls, a wife to an incredibly patient and forgiving man, and I work a full-time job outside of the home. Keeping track of a physical, bound-paper journal, not to mention the sheer act of finding a working ink pen,  is simply asking too much.

So, if you are interested in keeping up with my nonsense, I would appreciate the feedback! I'm setting a goal for myself of actually posting SOMETHING at least once a week.