Besides being a writer, I am also the mother of two kids. I titled my blog, Into Another World, not just as a reference to reading books where you are transporting into another world but because becoming a parent forces you into…well, another world. As a child-less adult, there are things that you can do on a whim, but once you become a parent many things change – like your ability to grab your keys and run to the store. Now you are herding the kids to the car, fetching one more snack or toy for the car, remembering to grab the diaper bag and so on.
My husband and I came into parenting later in the game. We were 22 when we married the June before he started law school. We had our first child, our son, about three weeks before our 10th wedding anniversary. Our daughter came along almost three years later. And now we are done having kids. Two is definitely enough. I don’t know how families do it with 3+ kids.
Anyway, let me introduce you to the kiddos. My son, Jase, is 7 years old. He is into Star Wars big time, but if you knew my husband there was no way he wouldn’t be into Star Wars. He practices karate (currently an orange belt) and will be starting the first grade this year. My daughter, Lexie, is 4 years old. She is into superheroes (Batman is her favorite) and My Little Pony as well as princesses. It is not uncommon in our household to have the ponies and the clone troopers battling together. Lexie will be attending a morning pre-k program this fall. She also has a myriad of health conditions, which will probably be the focus of many posts.
I hope you find the blog about the kiddos just as entertaining and occasionally informative as you do my posts on writing or being an author. My goal is to post about parenting every Monday so stay tuned.