Those of us who are parents know that our children’s attitude towards us changes as they go through the stages of growing up. As small children, their love for us is unrestrained. In the elementary years they depend on us, and as middle school approaches we embarrass them. We are ignored when they reach high school, and suddenly intelligent once college is over and they are living on their own.
Then, they mock us.
I have recently found out that this new blog I’ve started is not my first. Apparently, one of my children (who shall remain nameless) created a blog some time ago featuring me. You see, my husband Aaron and I like to travel, and are “foodies” so we eat at some interesting places. My husband has been known to take pictures of especially memorable dishes, of which I sometimes show up in, and these get emailed to our “foodie” child. Who has secretly created a blog entitled, “Small Plates of the Small Town Mayor.” Yes, I know you are intrigued to see this, but I will NOT be providing a link as most of the pictures are, shall we say, not flattering. I could be annoyed at my husband for forwarding all those photos unbeknownst to me; I could be angry at my children for making fun of me. Luckily I grew up with two younger brothers who teased me relentlessly so I have a pretty good sense of humor. And let me just close with this thought…I am in possession of some pretty embarrassing photos of naked babes in the bathtub and awkward middle school fashion statements. And I now have my own blog.