Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Clarification..

Hey guys, I started this blog a long time ago for me, my parents and my brother to kind of play around with and we all have posting privileges (hint, hint Donald), so I just wanted to clarify that the occasional political posts with no pictures (like the last post) are usually posted by my dad (Noel) and the vast majority of other posts generally with photos of the family and free of political content (although not always completely free) are by me (Doris). I know it's confusing and I don't know a good way of making it clear (you have to look at the top of the post to see who is talking) because I post 98% of the time and I also think my dad enjoys having the blog audience and you know, he's a nice guy and how many 69 year old dads blog? Anyhow, of course, I'm clarifying because my position on health care differs from my dad and most other political issues (although we may agree on gay marriage and abortion, I'm not sure, but I'll go out on a limb and say that we agree on those two issues), maybe I should just say that we have different ideas on most non-social, more fiscally centered policies. I also don't have hugely strong foreign policy stances and I know that my dad does, so I can't say if we would agree or not agree in that arena.

Actually, this little clarification is kind of interesting in light of the fact that Edda's 6th birthday is tomorrow. The fact that my dad and I disagree on many things and that we are both a little stubborn has made our relationship a little trying sometimes (ha!). Really nothing hugely serious, but you know, kind of the standard teenage daughter/dad argument thing that just kind of spills over to young adulthood.

Anyways, once Edda came along and with her, her Rett Syndrome diagnosis, there was almost no one more dedicated to Edda's happiness and well being than my father. When he's around, he finds her favorite cheese balls, makes her laugh and is willing to babysit her at night so Jeremy and I can sleep in on a Sunday morning. It has been really heartwarming for me see. So my dad, even though I disagree with him on a lot of stuff and we can still argue, we are much, much closer with each other than we were before Edda was born which has been a fabulous side product of a crappy genetic diagnosis. Although, I have to admit, I still sometimes have to leave the dining room table when he really gets going at a dinner party.

4 comments:

sherah said...

I like the posts whether I agree with them or not. I often learn something.
This blog is one of the most heartwarming, insightful, thought provoking and intellectual, and does not watste my time than others I might visit.

Monica Yalan Chang said...

Happy birthday to Edda! wow, 6 already! Friday is Natasha's birthday, she is going to be 8! we are not having party for her, as we found out all the kids came here for party just dont play with her and most of time it end up Natasha is either alone or with my helper.....so we choose her favior place to celerbrate...Hard Rock coffee!!
You are so lucky to have your family accept Edda, I dont have that, my parents just feel so sad and complain that they are a good person, why have a granddaughter lilke this each time when they see Natasha therefore, I just dont want to see them anymore......

Rena said...

Happy Birthday! Edda. With two jobs and two kids, it is not easy for you (Doris) and Jeremy. I knew that. With a special need kid; it is more difficult for you both. But, you guys are doing very well. Happy Birthday to Edda and to her parents also.

Love always.
Grandma

Noel said...

Disagreement? No problem and it makes the world more interesting.