The one year anniversary of this blog got a little lost in the shuffle of my birthday and the Dog Bite and my last intense weeks of work. Then there was Easter and the subsequent sugar coma.
I just wanted to take a moment to say: YAY!
YAY ME! For sticking with this for a year.
But, more importantly: YAY, PEOPLE!
Thank you all! For your stick-with-me-ness. And your support and comments and commiseration.
My daughters may resent me or disown me when they grow up and read what I've written here. I sure hope not. But, if they do, I take comfort in knowing that the words I write today do not fall on deaf ears. Or in a forest when no one is around to hear them, leaving me wondering if they make a sound. Do they?
Any to the ways: this blog, this space, was created for me to process my parenting, the World Wide Web being my sounding board and a symbol of accountability. Not to mention, a #humblebrag creative outlet.
Even though I'm not one of those big blogs where a million people comment, I know you're there. You're listening. You're thinking. Maybe that I'm crazy and that you will be the yin to my yang, battling my insanity by your mere presence in the world. Maybe you're thinking sometimes I'm not so bad after all and maybe you will let your kids play with toilet paper and eat hummus with their hands.
Not only my Dearest Daughters, but all you People have helped me to stop nervously and anxiously twiddling my fingers. You've helped me feel useful, perhaps, I'd go so far as to say: you give me purpose and meaning.
So, thank you thank you thank you.
To show my appreciation, I'd like to give one lucky reader a million dollars. But, I don't have a million dollars.
Instead, you'll get a bundle of Dearest Daughters (and Mommy) endorsed books (probably all originally recommended to us by Auntie Ninang Librarian KTA! Ha!). Reading levels are no higher than fourth grade, but I've enjoyed a couple of them myself (don't underestimate a quick read!). You're sure to love them all or know someone who will! (Hello!? It's called re-gifting!)
To enter, just answer this Very Essential question in the comments: words are powerful; what book (or movie or song, if you prefer) has most shaped or influenced you? In other words, what should I add to the future DD reading/watching/listening list?
Or just say: "Hi, it's me. I read your blog."
Please only enter once. Whether Lola or stranger, no one is excluded! Giveaway closes Wednesday, April 18th at 10:00pm PST. The winner will be chosen randomly and revealed the next day on this site.
Can't wait to find out who will get the Most Awesome Books Ever!