This is a topic that I have been milling over and over the past year. The questions that are on the forefront are: is the "Smith'sonian" important to me?? Why?? Is it accurate to my real life or is it a place that I can transform the dents and scratches of my life into... bloggy perfection?? Is that bad?
-come on now, I can't be the only mom blogger out there that pushes all the toys, crumbs, and miscellaneous household clutter to the side to snap a picture? Tisk, tisk-
This summer I have come to the conclusion that YES, "The Smith'sonian" is indeed very important to me. My reason for blogging has definitely developed over the last few years - at first, maybe to keep up with friends, delight my distant family members with pictures and stories of the Q-utest kids, maybe a place to showcase, say, the stripes I painted on the wall that I love so very much.
Now, looking back at all the posts over the years, I can say that I treasure each picture, story, project...every moment documented and forever living on the world wide web. Always there for me to walk through and just remember...
Now onto my bloggy perfection that I try so hard for...I will continue to move the dirty diaper and sweep up the smashed graham crackers. I will continue to make my kids move for a photo shoot so they are not surrounded by the laundry that I have not yet folded. I will continue to do this simply because I enjoy my bloggy perfection - But know that it is there. My life of rousing, playing, messy, crying, laughing, screaming children, and my personal need to buy and implement "Large Family Logistics" is there.
And I, as I peruse from blog to blog, reading your stories and enjoying the moments you have captured forever, will imagine that there is a crunched gold fish or perhaps a bowl of dried cereal that has not made it's way to the dishwasher just outside the frame of the perfection - sorry, it's just the way it's got to be! :)