Here's the thing: I thought that when I was trying to get pregnant and when I was pregnant and even right after I had Jude that I'd be a different kind of mom than I actually am. I had this silly idea that I'd have a billion cute craft projects, that Jude's nursery would be on Apartment Therapy, that I'd make him adorable little foods to eat, and that I'd lose my pregnancy weight right away and that things would be totally different. I'd be cuter and smaller than I was before I had a kid! Craftier and nicer! Sweeter and more creative!
It seems that I read too many mom blogs.
It's been a year since I've had Jude, I am just now starting to realize that I'm never going to be the new Pioneer Woman or Martha Stewart or Rockstar Diaries or anything like that. Let's be honest: I was never a great crafty lady or chef or photographer. I don't have an "everything is so whimsical and cutesy!" attitude.
I live the kind of life where my kid almost ate a dog turd this morning and I was both extremely disgusted but I was also cracking up. This is my life.
"The Wonder Love" makes me want to barf. I chose that blog name because I thought it sounded like a good name for a the kind of blog that I wanted to have, but now I think the name is incredibly cheesy.
So I'm starting over. I want to have a blog where I can write about Jude almost eating turds, where I can make fun of mom trends, where I can complain when a monkey steals $5 from me (this happened), and where my photos don't have to be perfect, where I don't have to be a perfect mom, and where my son doesn't have to be a perfect child. After all, he tries to eat turds and I laugh about it (Please note: I am also deeply ashamed that Noodles had pooped in her house God knows how long ago and we didn't even notice).
Some might say that I should just give up doing a mom blog altogether, but I love blogging, and my family who lives all over the world loves when I blog. I've been keeping an online diary since 1999 and I miss writing about things other than clothes. I just can't blog at a place called "The Wonder Love" anymore without wanting to punch my blog in its face. So let's all raise a glass and bid adieu to "The Wonder Love". Let's say hello to "Indiana Elsewhere". It'll be up sometime in the next week or so.
In my first post, I'm going to tell you the truth about my birth story. It's going to be way too much personal information.