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November 04, 2008

Parent Club Growing

Me to Thing 1:You are getting so big. Can we agree; that you should stay just like this - please?...
Thing 1 to me (insert shrug here): That's life. I have to grow.

Ugh! Am I the only one in the Parent Club who would like to freeze moments of childhood (theirs not mine - not saying I wouldn't want to freeze some of my own childhood moments - there was that time my Mom called the school to say I was "sick" but we, two girls, took the subway down to the Eaton Centre and had lunch in the Bay {maybe it was Simpsons then} cafeteria - but I'm digressing).

Still, I look for my babies -- in the faces of "kids" that live in my house. Still my babies -- but bigger, more communicative (read: talks back), energetic babies. "That's life. I have to grow" sigh.

This brings me to the Parent Club blog (keep reading - I promise - it's going somewhere). I started it last year - as a living portfolio of my writing work. It has grown into a favourite past time, a source of pride, a love, a challenge, an electronic child. I had been thinking about "growing" Parent Club to a different format -- but oh, how I love, for things to stay the same.

Thing 1's, off-the-cuff, life remark gave me that needed little shove. Do it. Grow. It's life.

So all-by-myself-crossing-fingers-biting-lips-this-past-weekend I changed the format of Parent Club to the 3 column beast you see today. It wasn't just checking a box - it was actual HTML formatting, widgets, analytics code and SEO. (Bet all these letters remind you of Sesame Street; imagine Ernie saying S and Bert saying EO and the letters coming together at the bottom of the screen). I didn't know if I was going to lose the entire Parent Club archive - it was a huge leap.

TA-DAAA!! It worked. Did you notice? Tell me you noticed? Do you like it? I like it.

I also like being at this stage in life...me not being the teacher but becoming a student in my child's life. Learning. Being inspired. Growing. If only we could stay like this....

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At November 4, 2008 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Brenna Flynn said...

Looks great! I would be really sad if you lost all of your archived content!

 
At November 9, 2008 at 1:39 PM , Blogger michellescuka said...

Good for you! I like having more reading options on the left hand side.

 

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