I always find it somewhat amusing when someone refers to me as a "mommyblogger" or to Chookooloonks as a "mommyblog." For most parenting bloggers, the term "mommyblogger" is a pejorative ("Why is anyone I didn't give birth to calling me a 'mommy'?" they say), but I don't even get that far: I mean, I honestly don't remember the last time I wrote about parenting here on Chookooloonks (or, yeah, I guess I did when I talked about how to travel to Paris with a child. But before that? I got nothin'). If I were to describe what I do here, I think I'd call myself a photoblogger, for sure. A travel blogger? Sometimes. Lifestyle blogger? Maybe. But mommyblogger feels ... I dunno ... inaccurate.
That said, I'm about to totally go all mommyblogger up in here, by sharing Alex's obligatory first-day-of-school pictures. As of this morning, she's officially a third grader, wearing neon t-shirts that are glittered and sequined, dear Lord (a back-to-school gift from my mom). Where did my little Dreft-smelling newborn go?