I love a chance to spy on other people's Google Readers or blog rolls. I love that little insight into what they're reading. Of course, this comes from someone who doesn't actually have a blog roll or a link to my reader on my blog. I don't have a good explanation for that, other than I run on the assumption that I find other people infinitely more exciting than I think they find me.
On the chance that you are interested in what I'm reading, though, I thought I might highlight some of the blogs that I look forward to reading on a regular basis. And today that blog belongs to my real-life friend Kelly, of The Miknaitis Family.
Kelly and I first met in a breastfeeding support group that I joined after Eli was born. A group of us with babies born within weeks of each other initially started going out to lunch after the meeting. As we left the support group behind, an even smaller group started meeting once a week at each other's homes. One day we realized we had a bona fide playgroup on our hands. Someone thought it might be helpful to get a list together of our contact info, and a notepad was passed around the group. I was the last one to get the notepad, and I was horrified to see that, alongside our children's birth dates, everyone was filling in their birth date as well. Including the year. Gulp.
I already knew that I was the oldest mom in the group by far. After all, I was the only one with another child, a 5-year-old at that. Still, nothing could prepare me for seeing Kelly's birth date juxtaposed next to mine. Let's just say that not only were we born in different decades, I was already in training bra and boy-crushes territory by the time Kelly was taking her first steps.
I really tried to hold it against her, but it's impossible. She's just too darned fun and sharp to age-discriminate. Plus she read my blog and left me nice comments. I don't care how young and perky you are, if you leave me nice comments I will love you forever. A little over year ago Kelly started up her own blog. I love all my friends dearly, but it's always nice to have the blogging connection as well – someone who understands the need to put all your business on the internets and who knows the excitement a well-timed comment can bring.
Kelly writes about her experiences as a mother of two young children – her son and daughter are less than 2 years apart. I love seeing the energy and different perspective she brings as a younger mother. And then I nurse my Metamucil and flip through my latest copy of the AARP. I kid, I kid.
Kelly is also doing a Project 365 blog, so check that out as well. While you're paying her a visit, will you conduct a fun little experiment with me? For the first time ever, I'm closing comments here, in hopes that you'll leave her a comment instead. Thanks, and have fun blog-hopping!