Hello, my name is Frenchie and it has been 3 years since my last post.
Yeah. My last post was about turning 40. Hah. Well, I just had a birthday this month and I turned 43!
I think I needed a little hiatus from the blogosphere. I wasn't sure about what I wanted to say any more, if I really had any sort of 'message' to share. And, while I took a little time off to focus on my life in 'real time', LIFE took over and I guess blogging fell to the very bottom of my to-do list.
On my original blog, Miss Inconceivability, I wrote about the ups and downs of being Infertile, about the adoption process, about being an adoptive parent, and, eventually about my surprise pregnancy and the birth of my second child.
After that phase of my life passed and I became "just another mom" I wasn't really sure what I had to say anymore. I mean, I was too busy changing diapers, potty training, scraping dried oatmeal off dishes, folding laundry and the other mundane mothering day to day duties that I had longed to be burdened with for years.... I had gotten my wish, so, what more was there?
Also, after years of working for myself, I was now a stay-at-home mom. What's so exciting about that?
In the interim, Facebook sort of filled in where blogging left off. I could update little tidbits about my life and the crazy antics of my kids with immediate response from friends and followers, and it was a lot less time consuming than maintaining a blog.
But now, I feel like it's time to get back to it. Maybe now I do have more to say. But the topics are different. I'm a mom. I have a son with special needs. Actually, that last fact is the thing that takes up most of my brain space. Each day is totally unpredictable. A roll of the dice whether we'll have a fairly uneventful (and therefore good) day, or will the phone ring with a call telling me my son has been suspending (again) from school for having yet another meltdown which involved destroying school property, or lashing out physically against a teacher or classmate.
My life is full...but no longer with thoughts of "how will I start or grow my family and keep my heart from breaking" to "how can I raise this family and do the best I can without my head exploding?"
My kids are healthy, intelligent, loving and wonderful little people and I'm extremely blessed. My husband may have his flaws (and of course I am perfect so it's hard) but I must say I think I landed one of the Good Ones. And after 11 years of marriage we are either to stubborn or too lazy to do anything but stick it out, despite some rocky spots we've hit on our journey. See? My life is boring! But, I'm okay with boring. Boring is good.
The question now is, if my life is so boring, what do I have to blog about?
So, I guess if you want to hear about raising a kid who has ADHD, ODD, LD, Dyspraxia and who is also Gifted, then this blog is for you. If you want to hear quips about the Cute Things My Kids Say/Do then you've come to the right place. If you want to hear the occasional yarn about my childhood or various tales of Back-in-the-Day, then tune in. If you can relate to a woman who is trying to avoid Mid Life Crisis and Explore Mid Life Meaning, then read along. If it all sounds too boring, well, you're probably right!