September 8, 2007

I Love You All

It seemed like this was a particularly brilliant week for all your blogs. I kept reading things and thinking, "I have to SHOUT THIS FROM THE MOUNTAINTOPS!!"

Black Sheeped's post "Post in which I finally discuss my feelings on baby-making" reminds me so much of my own thoughts before I had children.

Bub and Pie's post "My Family Values" is probably one a lot of people are going to link to. The "my job"/"not my job" format appealed to me, and I felt like the post focused some of my unfocused thoughts about parenting.

Amazing Trips's post "Calgon, Take Them Away" made me literally laugh audibly (LLA), and captured some of the crazy I've been feeling around here lately.

Learning to Love Life in a Tiny Town's post "Funk" made me wonder if we're all in sync because of the moon or the season or a blogging virus or something.

Hello, Self's post "Kiddie Coaster" reminded me of the great fears of pregnancy, and the longing for a little window so I could peek in and see if things were okay.

Messing With Texas's post "You Are Smart; I am...Not Intelligent: Version 1 of...??" made me LAUGH, and also made me remember the one time I went on a plane trip with a child...*shudder*

MO Mommy's post "Unforgivable" brings up a very important design flaw. I mean, WTH?? They must be doing it on purpose, but why oh why? Is it that they HATE us?

Ms. Congeniality's post "This Too, Shall Pass" made me hope that 1985 will sit down and have a little talk with my children, too, when the time comes.

Purple is a Fruit's post "Damning Evidence" is like every time we go to the pediatrician. Elizabeth refused to WALK at her 2-year check. Edward started screaming when the nurse marked his height on the paper with her pencil, and he didn't stop until I was writing a check for the co-pay.

Under Construction's post "Blocks, compliments of our cherry tree" blew out entire circuit panels in my differently-craft-abled brain.


And I'll bet I thought your post was totally amazing, too, and the only reason I didn't include it is that it was after 1:00 in the morning and I didn't know what the hell I was still doing up. So go ahead and include a link in the comments section to the awesome post I didn't include because I was asleep.

20 comments:

CakeHead said...

http://sugarbunss.blogspot.com/2007/08/dear-little-man-todays-post-brought-to.html

I don't know what I'm still doing up either, but this post was written just before my son turned four. There is nothing spectacular about it, except for the fact that my baby is growing up before my very eyes. What does he think he's doing asking me for 'Lemon' in his water instead of 'Women'? The NERVE!

desperate housewife said...

Thank you for all the links- I read them while feeding a very slow nurser!

Erin said...

Hey thanks for the linkie! And now I have all my weekend freetime scheduled because I MUST READ all the posts you linked to! Thanks!

janet said...

well... i dont know if i'm so amazing, but i STILL cant resist a schnitzel joke...

http://fromtheplanetofjanet.blogspot.com/2007/09/you-know-things-are-bad-when.html

Black Sheeped said...

I saw those blocks earlier and I thought they were so! pretty!

Thanks for the linkage! Also, am I the only one who feels absolute glee everytime I see cakehead's pretty, pretty cake avatar? Heart, pretty cake! Heart!

nowheymama said...

Sure, I'll "link" to my post about sending Katherine to Kindergarten. (This is a veiled cry for help. Someone please teach my how to do a real link when I comment.)

http://nowheymama.blogspot.com
/2007/09/schooled.html

Also, I agree that it was a great week for posts.

Amy said...

What a great list! I spent the babies' nap time (they NEVER nap at the same time...today was bliss!) reading them all.

shoeaddict said...

I am going to read them later. I doubt you read my blog!! :)

Jess said...

Thanks for all the great links. The last "deep" post I wrote was about being in love, and it was not this week. So now, in an effort to add some serious-issue-realism to my blog, my plan for my next post is: The Future. We'll see how that one goes.

bubandpie said...

Holy cow, woman, you have TAKEN OVER my SiteMeter. So fun for me!

*Tina* said...

Swistle

I know you will think Ive got nothing better to do (I dont) but over the last couple weeks, Ive taken it upon myself to read all your posts starting at the one where you have the dream that you are at the OB waiting to find out if you are pregnant again, to this one. I have to say, Ive loved every post and Youve got a new reader. Thanks!

Misguided Mommy said...

hey swis! you were asking for exercise ideas...me the hubby and a friend just got done doing wii boxing and bowling and holy shit batman that boxing is one hell of a work out!

Swistle said...

Black Sheeped- YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I love that pretty cakie!

Shoeaddict- Ooo, link to the one about baby names! I loved that one and have been thinking about it ever since I read it.

Tina- That is awesome! And a lot of reading!

AndreAnna said...

Thanks for pointing out some cool new chicks! :)

Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

Really, audibly laughing?? That's probably like the way I was visibly drooling from your brownie recipe, below. I'm glad I could provide you some comic relief!!

Tessie said...

Oh, this was so, so fun! I hadn't read many of those posts! I LOVE hearing what MY favorite bloggers' favorites are.

MadMad said...

Oh, yay! More stuff to read instead of doing all that housework I'm supposed to be doing. I love reading new people, and these sound like fun! What a great idea!

Marie Green said...

Thanks for the linkie!
And I've read a few of the posts you linked to already, so now I'll have to catch up and read the others!

(The funk has not yet lifted... You?)

Swistle said...

Marie Green- No. I'm beginning to think my original career choice of Famous Ballerina would have turned out better.

Melissa H said...

Swistle, thanks for the link love and for the intro to some excellent weekend reading. I plan to memorize the my job/not my job post because I am SO in agreement with her. I also loved the should I get pregnant musings because I had 'em all and now am doing it again considering #2.

Your 'no toddler and infant post' is worrying me. What do you think about a 3 year age gap? Advice welcome!