Remember When We Thought This Was A Good Idea

notes, observations and musings on a life that took me by surprise


When I was a kid and I would comment to my mother about the way other families did things she would always reply  “You think all families are the same.”   Of course she was right.  I was little, and my town was fairly small, and really, it seemed like all the families I knew were pretty much like mine.

As I grew older I learned that all of those families were, in fact, very different from my own. The older I got the more I was able to see not only the differences, but that different wasn’t bad.   There are as many ways to be a family as there are families.

In day to day life, I try my best to remember that different is good, and change is good.  The thing is, I live in a very homogenous community, and few things change.   (I have been married to the same man for almost 20 years, we have 4 children, all from this marriage, and we live in the town we both grew up in…the town our parents grew up in.  You can see how I could develop a case of tunnel vision)   It is  not all bad, but it is easy to get complacent.  Of course it is also easy to talk about how I embrace differences and change – when change is happening to someone else, and different is something I read about in the paper.

My blog is my small way of connecting, and expressing my ideas, and telling you what I am thinking about. Its a way to let people I don’t know challenge me or disagree with me – bring me out of my bubble.




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  1. Pingback: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award |

  2. littlesnowflake on said:

    Hi! You re right about the tunnel vision thing ahha (I kind of have the same life right now) So I am trying to connect via blogging too 🙂

    By the way, I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World bloggers award.
    Check it out here
    Hope you like it 😀


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