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Blogging From Piano Lessons

I am doing a mommy blogging post today because I saw an article about mommy bloggers and felt bad because I was not included. I started blogging about my pregnancy back in1997 and all about his birth and growing-uppiness. He’ll be nine in January, for those of you who have been here from the start.

But I am not specifically a “mommy blogger” because my posts, my whole site, my online identity are not completely based on my being a mother, at least not overtly. Anyone who knows me in real life knows that my son is my #1 priority in life. But as he gets older it’s harder for me to intrude on his personal space by writing about every little thing.

So again, I do not get press as a mommy blogger. Maybe that’s a good thing. But it’s one less category I will qualify for when the Webbies roll around. That’s me…a web pioneer (lookit me tooting my own horn again!) who nobody has heard of!

So okay, mommy stuff. I’m sitting on the big leather parent couch in the waiting room while Junior has a piano lesson (at Thayer in Leominster). He’s only been playing since October. The girl one room over – she isn’t always here, but she’s a tenager who has been playing for years. She plays jazz duets with her instructor and I want to tell my son to stop playing so I can listen to her. It’s very very toe tapping.

Does that make me a bad mom? Maybe that’s why I don’t have a mommy blog.

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  1. Nicholle

     /  December 5, 2006

    I thought Thayer was in Lancaster?
    Unless there’s more than one…but I remember the big yellow Thayer Conservatory mansion in Lancaster when I went to school there….

  2. Anonymous

     /  December 5, 2006

    LOL. I don’t think that makes you a bad mom. Maybe just an honest one. A bad mom wouldn’t be bothered with hauling a kid to piano lessons.

  3. Jody

     /  December 5, 2006

    Nicole, the official name is the “Community Music School” but it is run by Thayer. (http://www.thayersymphony.org/index.html). I know their offices are in Leominster (in the Wood Block building) but my sister too piano lessons years ago in the big yellow building in Lancaster. I haven’t asked why they aren’t there any more.

    Pinky, thank you, I need confirmation. 🙂

  4. Jody

     /  December 5, 2006

    Wait, Pinky, are you Beth’s friend? The one who is now friends with Betsy (completing the “Small World Trifecta”)? (Small World. Heh.)

  5. Anonymous

     /  December 6, 2006

    You wouldn’t the Jody we know and love it it was a mommy blog.
    I used to sneakily watch the men when I used to take Olivier fencing. I think that a man in fencing gear is sexiest thing.

  6. Anonymous

     /  December 6, 2006

    Jody, Yep, the very same. Toontown is a small place. 🙂

    Nice blog, I’ll be back. Us toontown-playing-mommy-blogging-women need to stick together. Hee hee.

  7. Beth

     /  December 7, 2006

    Hi Pinky and Jody! Wow, small world indeed.

    Jody, I like reading about the non-mommy stuff too. Helps me, a stay at home, homeschooling mom, remember that there are other things in life besides kids!!

  8. Jody

     /  December 7, 2006

    Fencing…how cool! Okay, I will officially call myself a nonmom blogger. Or something. Off to write a new post, I’m such a slacker.