I’m always proud of our kids. Always. But I think that is typical of most parents.
I mean, we’re the type of people who jump up and down clapping when they pee in a toilet.
So imagine my pride when my son thought he might start a blog. I immediately began to give him ideas for posts, got him started on wordpress, asked him if he wanted to make a custom design… you know, the usual.
Flash forward about 24 hours and he was already bored with his blog.
It was then I heard ‘Hey Mom, can I start a blog?’
It was my daughter. The one who would rather not sit and read the hilarious blog post I had found just for her. The one who would rather get a shot at the pediatrician than write.
But flash forward another 24 hours and not only was she blogging, but she was loving every second of it.
Begging me to check and see if she had any new comments to approve while she was at school- you know that darn school, always getting in the way of her blogging ‘No Mom, I don’t need any ideas for a post, I have like….a million’ she would say, typing furiously. ‘And can you make sure to tweet this to everyone, oh and show Facebook?’
I did my best to show her the basics, but she is a bit like her mother and rather determined to learn all on her very own.
During one of her lectures to me about how important it was she learn how to blog without my help, I remembered her on my hip at the BlogHer conference in 2006 in San Jose.
It seems like yesterday, but not.
Yes, Princess Peanut has a student pass for BlogHer ’14 in San Jose and her and I are going to have a girls weekend writing, learning about all the wonderful things and issues that come with being part of a community, and with me re-introducing her to all the women who met her so many years ago.
#AllHailHala indeed. See you all in San Jose.