I still can’t stop thinking about how awesome BlogHer was this year. Perhaps it's because this year, I had ankles and could Partake in the Free Drink. Still, I think it was more than that - definitely the Sisterhood. Swag didn't hurt, either. Someone asked about all the swag we received and here are just a few things: coolest tote bag I've ever received at a conference, a Bon Jovi CD, a free downloadable Yahoo! music thingie for 30 days, a Free Weight Watcher’s Online thingie for 3 months, a Crabtree/Evelyn set (that is SO good I will probably BUY another set when finished), a cool Yahoo! pad/pen set, a 64MB USB jump drive, a travel wine corkscrew, various t-shirts, and condoms. Yep, CONDOMS. For all the Mommy Bloggers, I guess.
So, we’re off to Boston today to visit our friends S and A. This will be Trip #6 with the Overlord and All The Necessary Accoutrements That His Majesty Might Require. Folks, we’re Going for the Gold on this one. You see, the past five trips have gone so amazingly well - he hasn't Freaked Out yet and he usually sleeps the entire flight while I plow through ragazines. But this trip? Includes a LAYOVER which means it will take forever to get there. And these days, my baby does Big Boy Poops with complementary Big Boy Facial Expressions. Do I dare mention that we had hummus, chicken shwarmah and lentils last night for dinner? Not my best Mothering Decision, perhaps. Also, we will be gone for 5 nights as opposed to the usual 2-3 night variety. Gulp. Fortunately, S and A are close friends AND they are Indian because frankly? The Indian community is SO much more Family Friendly than the American community. S even called last night to see if she might need to buy DIAPERS for us and to see what sort of food that Arun might need.
I need to actually start packing, so I am going to throw out some more Slapdashed Snappage. There is also more on Flickr as well. Be sure to check out the snap of Amy trying to woo my sweet boy away with all her Baby Bling. For sure, he saw that necklace and immediately leaned in for her.
Traitors, the both of ‘em.
Seriously - I've got Mother of the Year LOCKED IN.