Hi, my name is Claire and this is my ding, dang blog. I am a wife to a wonderful and hilarious man and a mother to four hilarious children. I have always loved sharing stories about my kids and husband and our crazy life and people suggested I “blog” about it. Honestly, the whole thing makes me nervous. I mean, I have a hard time accepting that people would want to read about me and my life. I over analyze everything and I often drive my friends and family crazy with all the over thinking. I decided to talk to my sister about it because, God knows, she will tell me the truth no matter how offended I get.
I called her and told her my idea and she said she thought it was a “great” idea. “Why not? There are hundreds of thousands of blogs. Everybody does it.” Ummm, okay. I was looking for more along the lines of” Yes! You doing a blog would be awesome because there is no one like you. Your stories would be fantastic and original.”….but whatever. I explained I was afraid everyone would hate it and tell me how awful it is. Her reply to this was ” Ummm, no offense, but not everyone is as bitchy and judgmental as you are.” So, with those words of encouragement, I decided to go for it!
Being a mother is hilarious and heartbreaking. It’s the hardest thing I have ever done and if I didn’t laugh at the ridiculous things that my kids and husband say and do I would most definitely end up in the crazy house. I like talking to other parents and hearing about their lives and their kids. I want to share my stories and thoughts about parenthood and hopefully, someone else will say “Yes! I GET it!”
This blog will probably not help you organize your home, inspire you to go out and run a marathon, or leave you with profound thoughts about life and love. I do hope that you enjoy my thoughts,stories and ramblings and that you can relate on some level or that you can sip your wine, laugh and say ” At least I’m not as batshit crazy as that chick.” Either way, I hope you enjoy it….ding dang it.