For those who think that they can read a blog and accurately understand a family and their decisions, please be aware that much is not revealed on a blog.
I blog honestly. But I don't "tell all". I blog with the awareness that:
#1. While many of my dear friends and relatives read my blog, strangers also read my blog.
#2. Someday Katya may very well read this blog. I don't want to blog anything that she will be upset about having had me share. Yes, I want to be realistic and honest, but neither do I want to post potentially embarrassing stories or photos that could hurt her some day.
#3. Not every thing that goes in our family's life is the whole world's business. There's a reason you put on nice clothes to go to town, even though you may lounge comfortably in the house in a ratty old T and a pair of worn out sweat pants. And just because you put on nicer clothing to appear in public doesn't mean that you are "aren't honest". It just means you respect yourself and others enough that you keep some things at home and personal. I believe it's the same with my blogging. There really is a thing called "Too Much Information", also known as "TMI".
I am aware that some people read adoptive parent's blogs, looking for anything to criticize. And while that might be a fun occupation for them, it doesn't mean that their perceptions of "reality" are accurate. I don't have time to "tell all". And I don't even want to "tell all" even if I had time. Some things are not necessary to blog about. Some things are not wise to blog about.
So when you read Katya's blog, just be aware. there is much you don't know about our family. There is much you don't always know about the decision making process behind many of our decisions and choices. And that's OK. This is a blog. I blog honestly, but I don't "tell all". And that's OK.