When I started this blog a little over 2 years ago, I did it with the intention of keeping our families up-to-date on what was going on with us. We had no children, were in graduate school, and actually had very little going on in our lives (and yet we were so busy with school!). However, now that we a) have a kiddo, and b) live in another country, it seems that there is always something to write about, whether it be that Lane is teething, that we walked all the way around Fenerbaçhe Stadium when we could have cut right through the parking lot and been on the other side, or that a bird pooped on our clean laundry the other day. There is always something to say.
Lane's newest teething "toy." Yes, she pulled the chair over all by herself.
However, I often find myself hesitating to write too much about Lane, because I know that not all of my readers (and friends) have children, and might not care and therefore lose interest in our little blog. But I also find myself hesitating to do things like take pictures of the cantaloupes with green flesh that are found here, because I think that you might all find that...boring. So many things here are strange and different that I could write a whole book about them, but there are a lot of familiar things as well (can you say "Krispy Kreme"?).
Looking at the European side of Istanbul from the Asian side.
So, I guess that this is poll time. Do you, my readers and friends, find that our blog is overcrowded with baby stuff? Under-represented in areas of normal life? Well-balanced? What would you like to see me post about more often? What's been t.m.i. for a public blog? Anything you're dying to know about, or could care less about? I just want to make sure that our friends and family love to come visit our blog, to hear from us and know about our lives. I want people to want to keep up with us and not think, "Ugh, another update from those boring Scarbroughs who think their lives are so interesting that they have to share about how expensive toothpaste and Parmesan are over there," or the like. So, this is your chance to let me know what you think of our blog, how it could be improved, and what to not change.
By the way, Lane is teething (I'm expecting tooth #2 to pop through any day now) and is therefore Little Miss CrankyPants. A bird really did poop right on my clean underwear that were hanging out to dry. Fenerbaçhe Stadium is huge and it took us like an hour to walk around it and when we got to the other side, I said, "Hey! That right there is where we came out under the bridge!" If we had cut through the parking lot it would have been a 3-minute walk instead of an hour. Cantaloupes are green on the inside, not orange. There are 13 Krispy Kremes in Istanbul. And toothpaste is $4 a tube here (sensitive toothpaste is $10!), and Parmesan cheese is about $13 for a 250-gram wedge. Just in case you were wondering.