I should be sitting out by the pool enjoying the beautiful day, but I have been thinking about something for a good part of the morning.
As I was reading comments left on one of my niece's blog, I must say I was stunned and speechless. Somebody actually said that they hopes she "grows up" faster than her child and then chastised her for the content in her blog. I'm still stunned and a little bit of "auntie" bear is coming out. I could go on and on about being judgemental, but that's what I'd be doing, I guess that's what I'm doing. I read her blog because she's not afraid to say what is on her mind and she is very open and opinionated. I like that about her. The second reason I read her blog is to see pictures of her cute little girl. If this person is so offended by the opinions and thoughts on her blog, don't read it! That simple, don't read it! I think what bugged me the most was telling her to grow up. Ouch, that hurt! People probably say that about me. Someone I really admire is a past Stake President's wife from when I lived in San Angelo. What I really admired about her was her fun loving, youthful ways. She knew when to be silly and have fun and when to be serious. She played the piano in Primary when I was in the Presidency. During Sharing Time, I'd talk to her out in the hall and she would say things I just didn't expect her to say, but they were so funny. I loved being around her. She was human and I love that about her. I'm not bashing people who are trying to to what's right, I admire those who work so hard everyday improving themselves, but we all improve at different rates. I for one, hope I never grow up, I just need to learn when it's appropriate and when it's time to be serious. And if this person is so offended by her blog, she should never have dinner at our home, we have quite the discussions with our kids at the dinner table and my kids are very open also.