Friday, March 7, 2008

Bragging?

A few nights ago, I was out with some friends who also happen to have blogs.  
One friend asked whether we thought it was "bragging" to write about how smart she thinks her daughter is.  It spurred a short discussion about blogs and what purpose they serve and who we are really writing for. 
 
my abbreviated opinions: I think everyone boasts to some degree or another in their blogging. I, for one, enjoy catching up on the lives of my friends and family. It's healthy to think positively about your kids and to record their achievements and milestones. However, I also think it's important to avoid comparisons and to keep things in perspective.

So, in that vein, I'd like to claim that I think my kid is a GENIUS too! Or at least he often shows signs of it.






9 comments:

  1. Hilarious Toria! :) I agree with you. I have self-esteem issues, but I don't think it's fair that I don't brag about my kids, b/c I have problems. My boys are different from me and our job as mothers (parents) is to give them confidence and create a desire for all of us to increase our potential for the better. Yeah, as if you didn't know that. I love that you're so into your kids. Kids are amazing. We should be into them. We should brag about them. :)

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my nephew!

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  3. that's too funny, and actually I did notice that Asher is very smart, just quiet, it must run in the family because I had no idea John was so smart the first time I met him. He didn't even say anything about it!

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  4. LOL! I am glad you found the blog. How long are you here. CALL ME! Come see our new house!! We have a picture of Britton with his hair standing straight up, I should tell Shea that!LOL!BTW -I think it's okay to brag about your kids! You're supposed to!!

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  5. p.s. I'd love to help you, I do most of mine in photoshop. Let me know!!

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  6. so funny, toria! love it.

    i need your email address, so i can send you an invite to our now "invited readers only" blog. email me, k? axonjaxon@aol.com

    love ya!

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  7. Toria, rumor has it today's your birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  8. Not only is Asher a genius, he is much cuter too!

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  9. Happy Birthday Toria!! I hope you had a fun day. Dinner was fun the other night and Thursday will be fun too. I'm glad we're getting to hang out a bit this time while your here.

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