We Are Both Right

One Year Later…

Time flies when you're having fun. And we can't believe our blog is turning one! ©We Are Both Right

One year ago, I was taking my daughter for a potty break in the Adventureland section of Disneyland. By the time we left the bathroom, I wanted to scream.

Out of joy.

For the next few minutes, my gaze was locked on my phone. The little Snow White at my side wanted to know what I was squealing about. And finally I sat down on a bench, pulled her onto my lap and said, “Look, that’s you and Mommy. On Mommy’s new web site.” She laughed at the site of her cartoony image, and just then my husband and son emerged from a ride.

“Check this out!” I screamed.

And there I was for the next half hour, wandering into parades and knocking into those big balloon clouds with my eyes glued to the design of our new home page. A site that a college friend and I had conceived in her kitchen one afternoon months earlier. A pursuit that would finally give us full control over our own writing. A concept that would showcase our different approaches to parenting and how we remain friends in spite of it all.

As soon as she answered the phone back home, Amanda and I gushed over how cool it was to see our idea come to life (courtesy of another mom blogger who was much more poised around graphic design than both of us put together).

It wasn’t long before the din of the parade grew louder and we had to agree to talk later.  I moved closer to my family perched on the curb, my daughter up on her daddy’s shoulders and my son watching Mickey and Minnie come down Main Street, U.S.A.  Tucking the phone away, I was still trying to grasp that something I had wanted for so long was actually happening — while I was in Disneyland.

Most of the time, you can’t count on me to be the gushy, fantasyland, karma-ish, fate-is-life kind of person. But I have to tell you that in that moment, I gave myself permission to channel Walt Disney. And he couldn’t have been more right:

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

In the year since, it’s been more of the same as we worked together to brainstorm and create. We’ve made new blogging friends and broadened our 1996 view of the web enough to pretend we know what we’re doing in social media. But best of all, we have realized that in so many ways we are more alike than we ever thought.


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