As I wander through the many blogs "out there" I can't help but feel kinda jealous of the young moms who have "Mommy Blogs". You guys have a wonderful space to complain, compare, ask questions, record wonderful moments etc. as you document your mommy years. You don't need to feel alone in a house full of tiny jabbering baby talk all day. I know it isn't easy, but you are finding random moments to jump online & share your rant or your victory with other women in the same stage of life.
I too, was able to see that it was a sweet, though challenging time of life when my boys were little. But, without the Internet to record my wonderings & questions, I journaled it all. Boy oh boy did I journal it all! I have stacks of books filled with words & tears & even word pictures. I knew that even though I often felt alone in the journey, (my hubs was there but........) there were others experiencing the same crap, craziness & cartoon filled days.
I do believe that I was ahead of my time though in one respect. Realizing that these emotion filled days were not permanent & that someday I would be shocked to find myself looking up into my kids faces; I carefully wrote some pages in my journals that I called my "Snapshots" of our life at the time. I give you the proof that I knew how to cherish my sweet moments.
Most of my journal pages were filled with my questions & observations about one certain situation or another. But every once in a while I looked around me & knew that the moment must be remembered even though I didn't fool around with cameras much at that time. (Photo film had to go to the shop for at least a WEEK before we could see them!) So I wrote my word pictures of our daily life as a family of four.
Today I am so glad I did this. It's been over 20 years since these little love notes were written & I cherish them immensely! So, I guess I shouldn't really be terribly jealous of the young moms of today, but still...........