Tuesday, August 18, 2009

like mother, like daughter?

I spent a lot of time playing with my blog yesterday. Hopefully you can tell. My daughter, Nae, was writing her own blog and asked me to help her. What a great excuse to sit beside her and forget about dirty dishes, laundry, grocery shopping, feeding my family, that I have house guests, and more arriving today.....
Her blog is about her mission work this summer with eMi (Engineering Ministries International). Nae is very detail oriented and does a lot of journaling. She is transcribing her experiences from those notes into a blog to let her financial supporters know what she did this summer. I'd love to put a link on my blog to her blog, but she's not ready for that. Maybe sometime soon.

I thought I'd be able to sit and show her all the blogging tricks I've learned (all two of them). But she quickly had it all figured out and I was just sitting there twiddling my thumbs. That's why I started playing with mine....if dear Hubby came home and saw me at least I could claim I was "helping" Nae. Hubby~ "What did you do today honey?" me~"Oh! it was a grueling day! Had to help Nae get her blog done! *rolling my eyes* I'm exhausted! She is SO needy!"

I did get to read through her blog and edit it. It's weird, for someone who can't spell to save their life (that would be me), when I read others peoples work, I can spot a typo a mile away (why can't I see them on my own blog?). But it was a fun day reading about all that she did. She's like me in that way too....a much better communicator through written word than speaking. I definitely got much more details on her trip reading her blog than I have from all the talk we've done about it.

And I figured out a lot of stuff on my own blog (I think) that I never would have figured out by myself if I hadn't spent a bunch of time just sitting and surfing. Literally, you can spend hours and hours in this blogosphere thingie. I really don't want to do that. My family doesn't like that either. And I tend to have this little obsessive issue....where I get into something and it takes over my life....
If there's one thing I can learn from Nae, it's balance.
I love how we learn things from our kids. Call me a little slow, but when I had kids I didn't think about all the things I would learn from them....I pictured all the stuff I would teach them. Not only basic skills but about life in general. But I'm constantly learning something new from my kids. Bud (my 18 y/o son) teaches me about compassion and generosity. Mac (my 15 y/o daughter) teaches me about humor and how different people respond to it. How she reads people and chooses which type of humor to throw at them. Tony (my 13 y/o son {and baby}) teaches me about the importance of touch and cuddling. I could go on and on, really. But I won't...
Have a great day!

3 comments:

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Your blog looks beautiful! Love that photo too :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, don't let it consume to much of your life. Pray for guidance. God 1st, then Mike, then the kids and finally us. I love you! Old whats his name.

mommyto3kiddos said...

I DO LOVE the new blog look!