Internet Anonymous – The Kids Are Not On Fire

I have no want to be well known.  Not even world-wide-web famed.  I have no options to write-up #ootd which, if I’m truthful, would require various pairs of leggings (jeans if I’m emotion extravagant) and very at ease, orthopedically supportive footwear.  I really don’t have the persistence to compose self-deprecating captions about how I woke up like this, and if I did (and the captions were being correct) no a single would want to see the pictures.  

I’m just running a blog for enjoyable, striving to make connections with other parents and sharing the humorous pieces of what can be incredibly prolonged and tough days, punctuated by as well brief and frequently interrupted periods of unconsciousness right before we’re suitable again at it.  If I can make someone else crack a small, recognizing, commiserating smile, maybe my day has not been a total disaster just after all.  Veering in the typical course of catastrophe, confident, but hitting the brakes just in time.

But I’m also conscious that I’m sharing stories that include other persons, who may perhaps or might not agree with my characterizations of functions or their steps.  I’d also loathe for a upcoming boss or existing coworker to Google my identify (or my kid’s or husband’s) and come absent with a wack-tacular perception of me (us).

Answer: pseudonyms and inventory pics.

My spouse was enthusiastic about the options.

Me: “Hey, sweetie, do you want a pseudonym on the bl—”

Ryan: “YES.”

Oh boy.  I experienced a feeling I was in for it.

“Okaaay, what do you want it to be?” I questioned, instantly regretting my foolishness.

“Tony Stark,” he responded, perhaps encouraged by our son, sitting on daddy’s lap in an Iron Person onesie.


“Fine.  Thor.”


“Aw, what is improper with Thor?  Or Tony Stark?”

“I just cannot name you soon after a Marvel superhero.  It would sound like supporter fiction but without having all the excellent stuff.”

“You’re no exciting.”


“Fine.  If we’re currently being as monotonous as feasible, phone me A-25-Q.”


“Fine.  Luke— ”




“You know what you are?  Unreasonable.  I’ve supplied you so a lot of valid options—”

“Four ridiculous options.”

“Fine.  Han Solo.”


Eventually he settled on Ryan.   I can only speculate that it’s the name of a lesser-recognised superhero—something akin to Ant Man—and he pulled a person in excess of on me, but it defeat his other tips.

A different wonderful matter about making use of bogus identities is that I can make all of us seem a great deal more innovative, attractive, and photogenic than we truly are.  This is a particularly valuable technique for the duration of a pandemic, when my standards of private grooming took a bit of a hit.

I have quite a few issues to say, some of which I want to share with the earth.  But at heart I’m an introvert who hates controversy who’s also protective of her family. So if you ended up pondering why I from time to time seem on Instagram reels with just a headless torso or the again of my head…that’s why!

No shade to bloggers who share photographs of their little ones, mainly because I have to confess, I also adore to see what other people are up to, primarily when their children are a similar age to mine, or when their family members also incorporate autistic folks.  It’s a sort of light-weight voyeurism, I suppose.

We all just want to know if what we’re dealing with is ordinary or not (even if absolutely nothing and no one is regular, whatsoever “normal” suggests), and what could possibly be coming one particular or five or 10 yrs down the street.  I hope to share a couple of milestones on our journey that other individuals may see and relate to.

No 1 in this family members is a superhero — sorry, Ryan!  We’re not Thor or Iron Male or Question Lady or Captain Marvel.  

We’re all just net nameless humans performing our greatest.  And that is very cool, I think…right?

Go people go!

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