Sunday, January 19, 2014

An award for keeping my daughter alive (and writing about it)

So, I haven't announced it here on my blog yet, but I won an award recently. Not for my looks, but thank you for thinking it (I've always felt that my bald noggin was particularly well-shaped). And not for curing cancer or solving the global warming problem (I'm working on it, people, these things take time). I also did not beat anyone else in a high profile track event (unless you count races with my three-year-old high-profile, 'cause I can totally beat her some of the time) or release a critically acclaimed album (although I DID recently improvise a version of "This old man" replacing "this old man" with "Add-i-son" that was reasonably well-received by a single three-foot-tall groupie). I also also did not save another's life while under fire, unless you count the fact that my daughter is still alive after nearly four years of her believing that she is invincible. Actually, I think you should count that last one. That stuff ain't easy, folks. And I'm told keeping them alive involves cleaning them, and the messes they make, from time to time. Which I totally do. From time to time.

So, I received an award from the parenting web site, which is owned by Disney, for being one of 2013's Top 100 Bloggers, and one of 2013's Top 10 Parenting Bloggers. Which is basically an award for keeping my daughter alive and writing about it, sometimes with humor, sometimes with curmudgeonliness. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who reads what I write (or who just looks at the pictures), because without your support I might not write so much, though I'd probably still try to keep my daughter alive. And if you stick around, I promise to write/draw more things, and to continue keeping my daughter alive for years to come.

How's that for a New Year's Resolution?