I realized this week that while I always have known I am not the type of person to brag about my kids & constantly talk about how great they are or the cute things they do, etc, I almost go in the other direction--- I'm kind of a straightforward person in general and I guess I'm this way about my kids, not all flowerly and gushy...if I'm at work or talking to longtime friends about how things are going, I lean toward talking about some of the frustrating things or the funny/embarrassing types of stories or my shortcomings as a parent...a coworker (who doesnt have kids) was telling me how she had lunch w/ someone who talked about her kids & their activities the whole time (in a not so interesting way) and I asked about whether I talk about the kids too much and she said, no your stories are hilarious... I think it is clear to all that I love them and think they're adorable & funny but also challenging in many ways, I just don't tend to share stories about 'cute/smart/awesome' types things w/ people except my mom, who loves hearing those kinds of stories. But now I wonder if I should be talking about them more in the other way too(though I am not a fan of being braggy... ah! the mommy guilt, it never ends, brag too much, brag too little, talk about them too much, talk about them too little.... Anyone else like this?