I guarantee that none of you know this.
Or if you do then I am very impressed with your ability to withstand years of meaningless drivel.
Today is the five year anniversary of this blog.
I didn’t even remember that until I was at the pool yesterday and one of Caroline’s friend’s mothers (did you follow that?) said, “I heard you started a blog”.
And, after I wiped the deer in the headlights look from my face that I get whenever someone from my real life reveals that they know about my blog life, I said, “Yes. I did. I actually started it back when Caroline was about to turn three”.
Then I remembered I’d actually started it on July 5, 2006. Five years ago.
Five years ago today I sat down at our antiquated, enormous desktop computer and opened up a blogspot account. And then I wrote a totally lame post. But I didn’t care because I figured I’d delete the whole thing before I told anyone about it anyway.
Yet here I am.
In so many ways I couldn’t have imagined how much life could change in five years, but at the same time I can’t imagine it being a whole lot better than it is right now. Sure, there have been highs and lows, but that’s what life is all about. And I hate to get all schmaltzy, but I cannot thank y’all enough for showing up here every day with your sweet comments and emails and advice on everything from books to hair care products.
Seriously, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Where else would I be able to share the video of Caroline’s prize winning belly flop at the pool yesterday?
She sounds like a sack of wet cement hitting that water.
There’s so much more to tell you. But we can talk about that tomorrow.
Hope y’all had a happy 4th of July.