A Little Peek into Other LivesWoman in the Middle | June 11, 2015
The thing I like most of all about reading blogs is the peek I get into other people’s lives. Face it, I think most of us like that chance to be a fly on the wall and see what is going on in the world of other human beings. I admit I do. The happy thing is that, by reading blogs, I can do this in a completely legal and above board manner!
Through blogging I can enter the world of the mom and grandma in austrailia, the cat lover in Pennsylvania, the Morman mom and burn survier from Utah, the woman who lives on a giant cattle ranch in Oklahoma….and on and on and on.
One of the most unusual blogs I follow went silent for two years. This isn’t unheard of. A number of blogs I follow have fallen off the face of the earth at some point. After all, for most folks blogging is a hobby and hobbies often get pushed aside for real life.
Happily, this blog, called “Happiest Baby in the World,” has recently come back online. The blog follows the adventures of Nathan and Meghan and their daughter Dee as they travel back and forth between the United States and China. Nathan and Meghan are conservation biologists who specialize in giant pandas. Dee just comes along for the ride, rocking her red hair and getting all kinds of attention in China. Reading about their experiences, especially when they are living in China, is a fascinating glimpse into a world that is completely different from the one I experience here in So Cal.
Of course, these people are complete strangers. But I have seen their wedding photos, their little baby, and read so much about their lives over the years I would invite them over to dinner in a heart beat. They, of course, would think I was stalking them, so I better not.
If you decide to visit Happiest Baby in the World today, you will be jumping in to a multipart series about how Nathan became an accidental kindergarten teacher in China. Below is the link for the first post of that series.
BTW, Nathan and Meghan didn’t give me so much as a panda sticker for mentioning their blog. As a matter of fact, I feel very confident when I say they have no clue who I am. I just like their blog!