It’s Friday and that means it is party time. I’d like to go out to a real party, but I am sitting in 10 year old sweatpants and my pajama top (yes, it is 3pm here. No one likes to be judged) and I am pretty sure I would have to put on nicer clothes. So I have decided to go to a virtual party instead. And you guys get to come along. How fun is that?
Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2013. As your host, I would like to direct you to your own liquor cabinet where you can mix up the drink of your choice. Or just bring over the whole bottle. You are in your yoga pants at your own house, people – there’s no need to get out the fancy glassware.
Now that you are comfortably settled with your drink, you are ready to go out and meet some people. Why not start with me? You might as well, you are already here and I am damn freaking awesome, so it would be silly to look for someone else.
Hi. My name is Lynn. I am a 35 year old American married to an Italian and living in the Netherlands…for three more weeks. Then we are moving to the UK. Because that obviously makes sense. We have two kids and they speak mostly Dutch and English, but throw in some Italian from time to time to show off to their friends. They are 2 and 4, but 2 and 4 nowadays are like 12 and 14 when we were kids. You gotta step up your game early.
This blog is my safe place. It’s where I come to bitch about things that piss me off or frustrate me. It is where I pull back the curtains on the perfect life I report on my personal facebook page (you know that you do this too, so shut it) and share the gritty details of being a mother to two. This is the place where I grapple with the motherly guilt that causes me to keep my kids at home one workday per week and with the massive frustration that the kids give me on that day.
Some of you might be wondering why I choose to do this in such a public space. The answer is simple. I am obviously an attention whore. If this party were to take place in a real venue, I am sure that you could all pick me out of the room. I’d be the loud woman bitching in the center to a big group of people.
It makes my day/week/month that you are all here too. I really love to meet people who read the blog and don’t do it because they know I will ask their opinion about it at next week’s playgroup meeting. I love that some of you comment on the blog to my husband, mainly because it drives him insane. (He is really private. I have no idea how we ended up together. Must have been laziness.) Most of all, I love hearing your own stories and opinions via the facebook page and the comments section. Please keep it all coming!
And that’s it for me. If you feel up to sharing, leave me a comment to tell me about you. If you aren’t ready to take that step, scroll back up to the image and click the link to find other bloggers at the party. What else have you got to do? Let the laundry/kids/dinner wait for a few minutes and focus on yourself for a change!