Monday, November 03, 2008

NaBloPoMo Day Three - Fun Monday Reasons

Day Three.

Our Fun Monday hostess is Bee Dancer, who wanted to know WHY we blog...and then wanted a photo that represents the area in which we live.

The reason I started this whole blogging thing was simple; I did it for her:
I wanted her to be able to look back, long after I am gone, and read my thoughts and concerns and maybe get a laugh out of the perspective of her mother. I also want her to take comfort in the fact that NO, you DON'T have to have everything in life figured out when you are 30...or 40. I figure my ramblings and questions would help her see that. Now that she is 14-almost-15, she thinks she knows it all and that her parents are woefully ignorant...we all know the perspective of a teenager, right?Then again, I am blessed with a pretty good kid. We have an awesome relationship. And something I didn't expect? She actually reads my blog from time to time.Something else I didn't expect was her propensity to rock the fangs every Halloween.

As for a photo of my area? I love the mountains here. They aren't the Rockies, but their natural beauty during every season bring me peace.Now go visit the other participants!

22 comments:

Sayre said...

I wonder how many of us do it for our kids? That's why I started.

And yes, your daughter TOTALLY rocks those fangs.

I wish I had that kind of view near me. We don't have mountains (or even really big hills), but we've got the Gulf of Mexico if we're willing to drive a bit.

Hootin' Anni said...

FANGtastic photos of your daughter!!

Beautiful country road...love the frosty look.


My Fun Monday is shared tho I seem to have been overlooked on the list of participants. So, come on by if you can find time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

{i}Post said...

Gorgeous pic of the mountains! And you can't get a better reason for blogging than your kids! Have a wonderful week!

Tiggerlane said...

sayre - I used to live near the Gulf of Mexico, though the closest beach was Galveston...not very pretty.

hootin' anni - will definitely swing by! LOVE the "fangtastic" - my new favorite word!

{i}post - thank you, and I am hoping the kid appreciates all the hard work it takes to blog!

Janis said...

I too blog for my daughters. Love the mountain photo, a beautiful winter scene.

storyteller said...

Love the photos of your daughter … and the BEAUTIFUL mountain view as well. Seems like a great reason to blog ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

M@ said...

Wow!

Tiggerlane said...

janis - thank you, and actually, that was frozen FOG in the photo.

storyteller - many thanks! I'll pop over real soon.

m@ - you just won the award for lamest comment ever.

BeeDancer said...

What a wonderful reason to blog...a written history for your daughter is a valuable gift

The Church Lady said...

Oh wow! Is that ice on the trees overlooking the mountains?? how majestic! I love the picture of your daughter. That is so neat that she reads your blog!

Melissa said...

Ooh. My son would love those fangs. Of course, I could barely get him to put anything resembling a costume on this year. He finally wore a sweatshirt with bones on it. My daughter on the other hand, would probably like me to do her eyes like your daughter's every day. :)

ChrisB said...

I think yours is a great reason to blog. I love the halloween photos of your daughter and your mountain picture is beautiful.

Lala said...

I never think of Alabama as having frost! It's beautiful though. And so is your daughter - fangs and all! :)

Kila said...

I picture my boys reading my blog someday, too, like a journal of their childhood.

Your daughter is only 14?! I seriously thought she was older. Great kid :)

Kaytabug said...

LOVE the photo of your area!
Your daughter makes a kick ass vamp!

Alison said...

great reason to start blogging.

I love it when my daughter reads my blog..she will even comment occasionally!!

great photo..it looks like the road just disappears.

Tiggerlane said...

beedancer - I'm hoping she will learn to appreciate me, at least in retrospect.

the church lady - thank you! And YES, that is ice...courtesy of some fog that was blowing in, and freezing on the trees!

melissa - I have to make sure The Offspring doesn't have her eyes like that every day - b/c she would go to school like that if I let her!

chrisb - many thanks - and I hope to be blogging for a long time to come.

lala - actually, I'm in Arkansas...and we get SNOW, too! I'm ready for LOTS this year.

kila - LOL! Yeah - just her attitude is 25. She'll be 15 in less than two months!

kaytabug - she'll be stoked to hear that, b/c she reads the comments, too!

alison - thank you...and in a way, I'm kinda glad the kid doesn't comment on my blog...it might be too shocking! Then again, I might let her guest post.

grace said...

nice! love the pictures and you are blessed that you have a great relationship with your daughter, sounds like you two have a lot of fun

Spellbound said...

My first blog i started for my children, my second just for me. I think we live parallel lives. My girl dressed as a western bargirl (slut) for Halloween.

Tiggerlane said...

grace - we do have a lot of fun! And I hope our relationship survives her teen years.

spellbound - we most probably do! I need another blog, just for me...that the daughter and her friends don't know about!

Desert Songbird said...

Your daughter has that Halloween Goth Queen thing down pat, doesn't she?

Tiggerlane said...

desert songbird - after four years of practice, at least she can say she has accomplished SOMETHING!