Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Need You to Want Me...

I just couldn't take it. All the oohing and aahing and "It was so fun!" My eyes were sparking greener than the skin of a baby tree snake. I clicked and clacked away and bought the early bird ticket for BlogHer 2011.

I called Patrick and confessed to the impulse buy. (All of the money was from Blogging ads and stuff! I swear! It's a self-serving hobby.) His response?

"Cool! We can all go to San Diego! The kids will love it!!!"

My silent response on the phone obviously wasn't making a very large impression because he kept going on and on about how they'd enjoy Sea World and the beach and this little restaurant that existed about 20 years ago when he was stationed there in the Navy. (He's always wanted to go back).

I remained quiet for a moment longer, and then...

"Are you CRAZY?!? I am NOT having the kids around for my 3.5 days of ME TIME!! These are my peeps! I want to meander and mill and drink until the wee hours! I want to have a roommate that doesn't need me to tuck them in at night or find a lost shoe before I head out to a session. I don't want to share!!!"

I think I hurt his feelings a bit but really? I mean, I don't force him to drag the whole family along for his fishing trips to Canada! We'd love to go, and if he invites us, we will; but I am NOT INVITING them!!

Selfish? Me? YES. Yes, I am.

Rawr.

Now I just need airline tickets, hotel accommodations and spending cash by next August. This is going to take some serious schmoozing for a sponsor or two...

Soooo... Anyone interested? Anyone? Bueller?

13 comments:

Mom24 said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Not sure if I could have done it, but you're exactly right. Blogher is for you, and you alone and having kids and a hubby along would turn it into something completely different from what it's meant to be.

Anonymous said...

This is too funny! Hot on the coattails of my own escape to and from BlogHer 10, I am considering another round next year. But if I go I really, really want to bring my family. I want them there as an reprieve from it...the craziness and wonderfulness that is BlogHer. Not that I blame you at all. Everything you say here is true, it's nice to not have to tuck them in and wipe their bums for a bit. :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! One day I'd like to go!

Hannah said...

YAY! I'm glad you booked your ticket and that you are GOING! And I totally understand that you want to go alone ... that's the whole point, really, isn't it?? I don't know, I've never been to BlogHer and I never will (small problem of a HUGE ocean between me and wherever they decide to have it). Happy for you though, and hope you cherish the anticipation of looking forward to it over the coming months! :-)

Stacia said...

But if I lost my shoe, you'd help me find it, right?? =>

Kristi said...

Yay, Tracey. And absolutely no way should the hubs and kids go with you. This is YOUR time, lady.

Michelle said...

Yay you! And yes, I'm going. And if you want to room with us (Melisa and I), you're welcome to! I'm booking hotel next week. SO much fun there, no? (PS Make it 5 days - Tues-Sun)

Manic Mommy said...

I started reading this and thought "Oh, God. I hope they don't really come."

Love you guys, need to be with you, want to vacation with you. You're. Not. Invited.

Maybe they could come after and you could tack on a few days of family time?

nmaha said...

You are on girl!
And in my experience most boys forget about hurt feelings faster than we think possible. That's the reason girls and boys fight.

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

good for you for saying... nope I'm going on my own. every mommy deserves a break from time to time and if he gets time away to just play... then you should too

anymommy said...

Yay!!! I'll be planning my drinks with you.

CaraBee said...

I so wish you could have come to NYC! What fun we could have had. You were definitely missed, darlin'!

You totally deserve the time away on your own! He gets fishing trips? Oh yeah, you're going to Blogher solo.

Debbie said...

That's what holds me back from going - those pesky airline tickets and hotels, etc. I just can't find the money right now. Let me know if you luck into any sponsors and maybe I'll fell encouraged to try one day!

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