My wife thinks blogging is stupid.
She knows I blog because I love to write and enjoy showing off how clever I think I am.
So what’s wrong with that? In Carol’s opinion I’m not as clever as I think I am (she’s my daily dose of reality check). This reinforces her feeling that blogging is stupid. I mean, if it continues to feed my delusions of cleverness, it MUST be. Stupid. Right?
Btw, after 36+ years of marriage I’m still silly in love with her, as she is with me. She puts up with my “stupid blogging” because she knows I want to keep doing it. She’s patient with me, as a caregiver would be with someone suffering from mild retardation.
Why have I arrived? Despite her disdain for my blogging, she was IM-ing (Instant Messaging) our younger daughter today and told her this:
Carol: “Do you have daddy's blog address. You need to read his posting for Saturday. It is a "good" story about a potential horrible experience in the house. Plus he tells it in a funny way.”
That’s all. But think about it! It means she read my blog post. And liked it!!
Yep. I have officially arrived. I AM clever! (Can you see the smug grin on my face?)