Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Daddy Diaries - 200th Post!

I've been thinking about this moment for the last couple of days now, and with the way Kaylani has been sleeping, I've had a lot of time awake to think. Today's post is my 200th here, which I think is a significant accomplishment. And to mark such a significant accomplishment, the post itself should be significant, right? I think so, and that's why I'm stuck.

I sat at breakfast in the hotel lobby this morning looking around for the people or event that would be the perfect lead in to my 200th post. I saw a couple with their 3 young kids sit down for breakfast across from us. I stared at them for a little bit but nothing came to me. Then 2 families with 2 kids and a newborn came in. For sure they would spark something for me. But they didn't.

We made the drive home from Baltimore re-living our vacation after Kaylani fell asleep to see if that would give me any ideas. I even asked Mommy what I should write about because I just couldn't figure out a way to make it all work. I could recap the last 100 or 200 posts and everything that we've been through with Kaylani, but I already did that when I reached the 100 mark. Again, I kept thinking that it just had to be something big. Something meaningful. Something significant.

It wasn't until I sat here on Kaylani's futon while she nursed before bed that I realized I didn't need a "gimmick" topic to write about. I didn't need any external motivation or event to write about as it relates to 200 posts. I started this blog because I wanted to capture our experiences, our challenges, our time together as a family, and I had all of that right here in this room. These 200 posts have been a blast for me to write and I'm thankful that my mind is still good enough to keep going. It's possible that I'll stop one of these days, but for now, we're still going to march ahead. Kaylani still has lots of things to experience, and that means I'll always have something to write about.

For all of you that have been with us since the early days, thanks for sticking around. For anyone who's jumped in mid-stream, or even just once or twice, thanks for stopping by. I hope all of you will continue to read along as I share a glimpse into our life. And for Mommy and Kaylani, thanks for letting me write about you everyday. Actually, thanks for being with me everyday. I couldn't do it, or anything, without you both.

So one last time, thanks for reading along. To show my appreciation, and because I know some of you just come here for pictures (Madrina Maria), here are pictures from our weekend in Baltimore. As for us, we're going to finish getting ready for bed. But tomorrow, it's the beginning of our journey to 300 and beyond! Stay tuned.


WeaselMomma said...

Wow, let me wipe the tear from eye. I'm still recovering from your click your heels 3x "there's no place like home" moment.
All kidding aside, Happy 200th.

JonnyTam13 said...

Great. Now I'm all self conscious on showing any type of sensitive emotions. Plus, if I remember correctly, you had a few teary moments in your 200th post. I smell a double standard!

Joeprah said...

Congrats man! 200 is a lot of writing--you my friend are prolific.

surprised mom said...

Congratulations on your 200th! I'm a new follower and look forward to your next 200!

JonnyTam13 said...

@Joeprah - Thanks! I plan on blaming my daughter for the carpal tunnel that I'm surely developing. And by blame, I mean using this as an excuse to have her bring me things like beer.

@Surprised Mom - Thanks for following along! I'll try and make the next 200 go by quicker by writing faster each day.

Otter Thomas said...

Congrats on 200! I joined midstream but I enjoy reading because I can really relate to what you are going through. Keep it up.