Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Pursuit of Nappy-ness
The good news is that is has given me time to reflect on the NappyDaze year that we have enjoyed – in between changing copious nappies and the general roller coaster pursuits of everyday life! The bad news is it’s a little akin to asking a parent to chose a favourite child.
There is a piece of my heart lovingly sewn into the words of my every entry so the selection process was a little daunting. I felt I loved them all equally and was so proud to have even found the time (and inclination!) to put pen to paper (yes, that’s how I start each one, before transferring to the age of technology and my laptop). Should it be my Centenary celebrations blog, where I revelled in my success of managing to post 100 entries? Or my first “breakout” piece when I began to find my voice (and ergo, my opinion) to muse on other matters of motherhood that did not just revolve around my son? I can thank the gormless Gisele Bundchen for giving me the great irritating motivation to let my writers voice finally be freed from its shackles!
But upon true reflection I have decided the piece that has meant the most has got to be the pondering of the $64million dollar question of what is the best time to go forth and procreate after you have seen child number one safely into the world? Mind the Gap explores this phenomenon, and ultimately, discovers there is no magic timeframe trick to this quest. The feedback received was so heart-warming – seems many mothers would also like to unearth the holy grail of age gaps as well!
So then, a final plea to the kind hearted crew at Nuffnang – I’m aware I am up against stiff competition as there are some superbly brilliant bloggers in your vast online creative community. However, as someone who barely has the time to write, but feels so alive when she does, recognition to forge onwards and upwards with this blog would be but a tonic to an ailing soul.
And to my faithful followers, thank you for buying a ticket to ride on this eternal pursuit of "nappyness"! Long may our journey (towards potty training, if nothing else) prosper!