It was a tough call. I knew I would eventually do it. I just didn't know when. But, last week I shared my blog with DH (who from here forward shall be known as "Burly Surf Dude" (BSD) since he thinks that's just the coolest nickname ever).
My goal was to get a few more posts under my belt before sharing it with him, but I was too excited (and nervous) to wait any longer. Here's how it went down.
"I started a blog."
"Really? I want to start a blog! What's it about?" he asked. "Being a mom?" (Of course, what else would he think?)
"What's it called?" he continued.
"What Am I Going to Be When I Grow Up?" I replied. He looked at me quizzically, and asked, "Wait. Is this about the girls?"
"No. It's about me."
"But, you're already a grown up... and you are somebody. You're Mom." (yup, yup...) "Can I read it? Hey, am I in it?" (isn't it great to have such a high opinion of yourself?)
"Yes and yes," I conceded.
That night, BSD sat at the computer in the kitchen and pulled up my blog. "Where are the pictures?" he asked. Oh, brother! Maybe I shouldn't have told him about this after all!
He read my first three entries as I anxiously cleaned the sink nearby. He was very quiet. At one point though, he actually laughed out loud. Yeah! I thought. I made him laugh. I asked what part he was reading. It was the part about HIM not being afraid to tell anyone who will listen about his ideas. Figures.
When he was finished, he came over, gave me a great big hug, kissed the top of my head and said, "I love your brain!" Ok, you're a pretty wonderful guy. Definitely a keeper. It also doesn't hurt that you think I'm so smart simply because I can spell.
Since that day, BSD has faithfully been checking my blog for new entries. (Why wouldn't he? It's nice to be the center of attention, isn't it?) He is asking me to add more posts. This is good. He's keeping me accountable and motivated.
In all fairness, his question, "Where are the pictures?" is a good one. I recently read somewhere that pictures are a good tool for blogs. They help the reader by giving the eye a bit of breathing room. Hopefully, BSD is not the only one interested in hearing what I have to say. If anyone else is reading, I'd love to hear your comments.
And, for my visual learner...here's a little eye candy. Trick or Treat?
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