I've planned this post all week. I had made a decision to change something that I've stuck to since I started The Mrs. & The Momma several years ago.
You see, I don't share my kids' names on my blog. Sure, you could probably figure them out if you dig hard enough through my social media looking at comments from people who know my kids. But I've always felt like this was a way to protect them. But on the other hand, I've always felt like this was a wall I put up between me and my readers...that they y'all couldn't really, truly connect with me when I'm referring to my "third daughter" or "my son"...especially in posts were I talk about some serious family stuff. I know I sure don't when I read other blogs. It seems just surface level.
So I had made up my mind. I was going to have a nice little post with cute pictures and explain all of the above to you and then introduce my children by their real names.
But there was still a nagging inside my head....
"What if some one wants to find them?"
"What if some one steals their identity?"
What if, what if, what if.
And now, I just don't know. I get it that it's not a big deal. Maybe you couldn't care less. Maybe I'm over analyzing this, as most other mom bloggers share loads more than just their kid's names and they seem to be doing just dandy.
So after sitting here for thirty or so minutes hee-hawing around my decision (or lack thereof)...my husband put an end to my obsessing and said he feels like it's fine to share. And that's exactly what I needed. For him to tell me what to do...in this situation anyway, where my overthinking mind gets the better of me.
Are you ready for the most anticlimactic post-ending ever???
Drum roll, please....
My kids' names are:
Tyler Bree, Riley, Blakely, and Bennett
Hello? Is this thing on?
Sorry for the long explanation...but now you know. I'm glad we had this little talk.
*Please weigh in with your opinions or questions on this matter, if you have any.
As a head's up, tomorrow's BEST OF post will spotlight all of my Texas Style Council lady friends and their fab blogs you should be following. Come link up your style posts of the week!!!