Hi, this is Jen’s (aka Jenners) husband. After Jen’s post earlier this week about her love of blogging, I mentioned some reasons why I like that she blogs. She suggested a guest post, so here it is. My “Top Ten Reasons I Like that Jen Blogs.”
- To compensate for her guilt about blogging too much, I am able to get more new electronic gadgets (just scored a Playstation 3!).
- Now she has a better understanding of my similar but less intense addiction to the Cruise Critic message boards.
- I can watch whatever I want on television.
- If I need time for myself, I just have to say “Hey, why don’t you blog?” and she runs happily to the computer.
- If I am not interested in what she is talking about, I can interrupt and mention how that would make a great blog post. She will then stop talking and start putting it in the blog.
- When she gets up in the middle of the night and goes downstairs to blog because she can't stop thinking about a blog post, I get the king size bed all to myself.
- At least it is free, and she has already won a $15 gift card from another blogger.
- I can exchange uninterrupted blogging time (during which I entertain our son) for personal favors.
- She leaves the house less, thereby reducing the potential for even more dents and dings on our car. [Note from Jenners: This is a bit unfair. I only run into things in or near the garage ... this implies that I am a bad driver and getting into lots of accidents. And it has only happened three times.]
- But seriously, I am happy that she finds it so exciting and fulfilling and that she is extremely happy doing it. I love that she is so passionate about it and has a creative outlet for her writing skills.
As a public service for the holiday season, I am ending all my posts for this week with recommendations of toys that I've found to be worthwhile in case you need any ideas for the child in your life. Today's recommendation is not really a toy but a great gift for a new mother or father!
Baby Play by Dr. Wendy Masi et al (Gymboree) -- about $12 on Amazon
This book was a lifesaver for me when the Little One was a baby. As a first-time mom who didn't have much experience with babies, I wasn't really sure what to do with him all day. This book was fantastic and provides lots of ideas of things to do with your baby -- using stuff you'll already have around the house or won't cost much at all. All the book does is give you idea on different ways to play with your baby and explains the value of each game. It may sound simple, but for an inexperienced mom like me, it was like having the operation manual I wish has come with my son.