Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sometimes I read your blog while I pee



Dear beloved bloggers,

I love your writing. I love your stories. I love the emotion you invoke. I laugh my ass off. I am brought to tears. I get all mad on your behalf. Your blogs inspire me to be a better writer. Your bloggy friendship and support make me proud to be part of such a fabulous community.

I’m sad that I don’t have more time to devote to reading blogs. Now that Quinn’s officially a toddler, he’s become quite demanding. I have to, like, pay attention to him and stuff. If I turn my back for a second, he’ll slam his fingers in the cupboard (again) or try to escape out the screen door (again).

And when he’s asleep, there’s so much I need to get done! That precious time is filled with laundry, cleaning, laundry, showering, laundry, a bazillion to-do list items, and laundry. Did I mention that I have a shit-ton of laundry to do? Plus, I need to write this blog at some point, and finding time to do that is becoming more difficult.

So I have to steal moments to read my favorite blogs. When Quinn was a tiny baby, I read them while we nursed. Yes, I know I’m supposed to stare down lovingly at my baby the whole time he’s nursing so we can bond while I gaze fondly upon his beautiful face. Um, yeah, when your kid wants to attach himself to your boob every 45 minutes, sometimes you need to occupy yourself with other things during that time or else you’ll lose your mind. So while I breast-fed the Q-man (which was All. The. Time.), I read your blog.

By now, we’re pretty much done with nursing, which is all kinds of awesome because I enjoy not being chained to the chair for 75% of my day. However, that means less time to read blogs. So I have to find other times.

Like on the toilet. Yep, I read your blog while I pee. I know that’s gross, but it’s the best I can do. I check my email on my phone, and since I can subscribe to almost all my faves via email, I just read them right there in my inbox… on the john.

This is also the reason why I don’t leave more comments. I am awful when it comes to commenting, and for that, I’m truly sorry. I read the posts quickly and think to myself As soon as I get back to my computer tonight, I’m going to comment on that post. But then life happens, and Quinn is crying, and dinner is almost ready, and Quinn pooped again, and despite my best intentions, I never get around to commenting. I know. I suck. (For this reason, and many others, I will always be small potatoes in the bloggy world.)

I feel really guilty about this, especially when I have so many wonderful readers who visit me almost every day and leave their pearls of wisdom and hilarity in the comments. I know I need to return the comment love, and I intend to, I just don’t know when.

So to all my favorite bloggers and faithful commenters, I want you to know that I do read your words. Often. You just don’t know I’m there. (And since I’m usually peeing when this happens, you’re probably okay with that.)

Love, your loyal lurker,
Melissa


10 comments:

  1. you could always hope for a violent stomach bug to give yourself more reading time in the bathroom.

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    1. Haha! Is it bad that my baby and Hubs both got such a bug a couple months ago, and I was almost disappointed that it passed me by somehow?

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  2. Melissa, my husband has read entire novels while on the "throne"! Next time I write a blog, I'll just imagine you sitting on your throne laughing hysterically and I'll be inspired!

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    1. Haha! Can you imagine me wearing a crown while on "the throne?" It seems slightly more dignified somehow. :)

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  3. Oh you are not alone. The bathroom is sometimes the only few minutes I get to myself, if I'm lucky. I also feel bad about the lack of comments and play the same "oh I'll comment on that when I get to the computer." But it never happens. I wish I could comment from my phone so how.

    Anyway, don't feel bad. Just keep doing what you are doing. Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks so much! I lurk around your blog as well. I don't always comment, so I just over-like all your Facebook updates. :)

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  4. I read a lot of my fave blogs in my inbox too. And sometimes I'm more lurker than commenter. I try to leave a quick hello on Twitter if I don't have time to comment fully! But I'm so with you... sometimes life gets in the way and somewhere, something has to give. By the way, love Q with his new haircut.

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    1. You're an awesome commenter, Susi! I appreciate every single one of them. Thanks for the kind words. Q needs another haircut already!

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  5. I do the same thing! Not the pee/read thing, the telling myself I will comment then forgetting thing. In order to get to all of the blogs that I like, I usually have to read a big chunk of posts in one sitting, which is exactly why I am commenting several days after you actually posted this post. I said post a lot and I don't even think I have finished my thought process. Hm. It seems that I have officially lost my train of thought, I should probably go now.

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    1. Haha! I know how you feel. Which is why I responding to your comment several days after you posted it. :)

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