How Good Is It Really?
Do you get those holiday letters describing perfect families, where the children are all brilliant, they have traveled to exotic places, and even the pets behave? From one year to the next, only the vacation spots change.
I am forever reminding myself that isn’t true to real life. But it’s the image most people want to share with friends and family.
You never hear about the fights, the drugs, the depression, or any of the other negatives that likely enter into most families’ lives from time to time.
I’m finding the same pattern often comes across in the Blogosphere. I am always suspicious when everything is always coming up roses.
I understand the desire not to share the family dirt with the friends and relatives that read one’s Blog. But unfortunately I seem to have trouble writing meaningful posts that include family without telling the whole story, some of which might be unflattering to some or all of us.
So in an effort to respect my immediate family’s feelings on this subject, I have vowed to limit my posts to myself and Jake. You will get the good, the bad, and the ugly as it pertains to our lives.