Saturday, January 14, 2006

Blogging the kids

For some reason, many of the women bloggers who read the same blogs I read, liberal, feminist blogs, feel the need to blog about their kids. Sometimes even including photos of the kids.

Maybe it's just me, but I have to wonder if anybody but relatives want to read about some blogger's kids. It's like having some stranger come up to me and ask me to look at their wallet photos of their kids or ask me to look at their kid's report card.

They usually post about other things besides their kids, but if I see a blog full of posts and pix of kids, I'm not going to stay and search for their smackdown of Bush. There are too many blogs out there that specialize in Bush smackdowns that spare me the latest stranger's kid's newsflash.

I'm not anti-kid. If somebody has kids, swell. Kids are important. I have a kid myself. I even blogged about her once - but that was only because her photo was in the NYTimes during the transit strike. And the post didn't include some cute thing she said. The cutest thing she said lately was that it's well-known that lesbians get off on watching two guys go at it. This was news to me, and completely counter-intuitive to my understanding of sexual orientation. Kids really do say the darndest things.

But rarely is it interesting enough to share with the world.