Sahara asked why I chose to come out at all, and although right at this minute my response is "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I DON'T KNOW, IT WAS THE STUPIDEST THING I'VE EVER DECIDED TO DOOOOOOOOO!!!!!," my real response is that I was finding myself reluctant to post photos of myself or to meet any of you in person because I was worried the plus-size thing would come as an unpleasant surprise to you. When I realized this was causing me anxiety and preventing me from doing things I wanted to do, I decided OUT WITH IT.
For example, here's the photo I wanted to use to illustrate the post about Rob teaching me to knit. I think it's a super-cute picture but I couldn't use it because then you'd knowwwwwwww:
Plus, then you'd see my unwise choice of hair dye. Sometimes trying to change nature doesn't work out very well.
Now I have a question for you: how late should a child be allowed to sleep in on a day when there's no particular reason to get up? How late did your parents let you sleep in? My eldest, who now qualifies as a "tween" I think, is still in bed at almost lunchtime. This is somehow more painful when the other children have been up since 5:30.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...