Well, thanks to Manic Mom (some of you may know her) I finally feel like I have gotten the kick in the butt to get moving and get my thoughts out there. I have been wanting to start a blog for so long, since I became a mom 6 years ago (my god, can it REALLY be that long!!!!) I became addicted to reading when I stumbled across the great Catherine Newman blog on Parent Center, I can only hope to achieve such fabulous readership! By the way, if anyone out there used to read Catherine as well, she is now over on Wondertime. You may notice that I do not have the ability or know-how yet to add little links here & there, but I will get there. Please have patience with me, my most likely 1 reader of this blog (probably my friend Suzy). I don't assume to think anyone will read this, but I write it at this point for myself, to share the thoughts that swirl around my brain throughout the day. Seriously, at times I feel like I have a running blog in my head, and by the time I get to my computer (at 11:45 p.m. like now) the thoughts of the day have drained away with the kids bathwater and I am left spent.
So, for me, it all began one day when a friend sent me a link to a blog named "Because I Said So" and that was the end. I got caught up in her life and cracked up at her daily posts, and slowly became enthralled with her circle of craziness. I followed her link to a Carepage for a little boy who was battling cancer, King Julian, and "met" Mimi, the brave and inspirational force that so many of us have come to love. Then I started reading "My Semblance of Sanity" and "Manic Mom" and started to feel like a part of this little group. Then damn, you all go to Chicago to go to Oprah and I actually felt a little jealous, like, hey, why didn't I get invited. But duh, because you don't have a blog fool, oh and also there is the little fact that you don't know these women . . . . But I digress, I am not starting this blog to get into the inner circle of these blogging goddesses (so please don't be scared ladies), but only to throw out my thoughts and ideas, get them out of my head and into cyberspace where they clearly belong, and to join other mothers out there in sharing this awesome, exhausting, exhilarating experience of motherhood. So, I think that is enough of a first post for tonight, now that I've gotten started there may be no stopping me. My children will become neglected, my house a shambles of empty cereal boxes and half dripping juice boxes, and my husband will get even less sex ("yeah right" he would say, "like that's even possible"). As for the name "Notes From A Human Napkin" . . we all know what it is like to have your child wipe their snotty little nose right onto the tail of your shirt and think nothing of it!