Hey, you all know that what I show you on my blog is just a narrow slice of my life, right?
In fact it's the neatest, most artful slice there is. The rest of my life is just as imperfect as this messy world we live in. Sometimes my life is a little neater than other times. Sometimes it's messier. Right now it's pretty messy. But you probably couldn't tell that from my blog.
When I started blogging, I decided to use The Artful Parent as a way for me to focus on being more artful, to chronicle the art we do, and as a way to become a better parent in a way. So when I post, I focus on the fun and the artful things in our lives, whether it's picking strawberries or painting rocks or making suncatchers with the art group.
I don't post about the rest, but it's there. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'd hate to have any comparisons or feelings of inadequacy based on my blog. I love blogging, but a blog doesn't give a complete picture. It allows you to show what you want to show and tell what you want to tell.
I don't feel like baring my soul right now, but I'll tell you that my house is a disaster, I called a friend to watch Maia earlier this week because I was having a bad day (week/month), then cried the whole drive over. I have my share of baggage and issues, and I feel like I'm completely winging this whole parenting thing. And that's barely touching the surface.
Basically my life is as messed up as anyone else's. But I'm doing the best I can to see past all that and focus on the beauty, the fun, and the art. This is what makes me tick and what keeps me going when life gets messy. Like everyone else, I'm just doing the best I can.
So how's that for a cheerful blog post?!