Holy Cow Wow!!
It’s kind of crazy that this has been in my life for so long. It’s Shh!! Momma’s Writing’s seventh blogversary!! I started writing this blog in 2006 when I was at home once again with a newborn for the fourth time at 36 years old. I found myself caught between my really great job and a newborn who hated anyone but me. The kid screamed bloody murder if my dad entered the room. It was really odd.
So here we are. Kids growing, marriages ending, new marriages beginning, new lives evolving and continuing forward. Seven years later I’m still writing away. I have met so many incredible people and feel very blessed in finding the bloggy world.
I’m celebrating this day with my very first blog post from September 22, 2006 under the blog name No Mind Altering Drugs Needed. (It took me three name changes to get here.)
No Mind Altering Drugs Needed
Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
As any parent knows, kids are the greatest at making their parents feel a little out of sorts. It’s like entering a new world where nothing will ever seem right again. It’s not a bad thing. It’s like Alice and her Wonderland, a world that is upside down and nonsense now much all the sense in the world.
I entered that world 14 years ago and it just gets better with every addition. Now, four kids later, I realize that I will never need mind altering drugs to get me through anything. One discussion with any of the four will send me into a mind altering reality that any sane and rational human being would find a bit disturbing. It’s a world full of humor. Twisted humor, but humor nonetheless.
I often ask myself if I will get through this day with any sanity left. I never ask myself if I would live my life any differently. These little bringers of insanity are also bringers of enormous unquestionable love. I would willingly give up my sanity any day to hold onto that.