Our babysitter, T, had to take a public speaking course last semester. I was very excited for her and encouraged her all last semester through it because I knew that she would be learning a life skill. I will definitely be pushing my own kids to take as many public speaking classes as possible.
In other news.........................
It is official. Anjali and I are going to BlogHer '08. I hemmed and hawed about the whole thing, but I really, really wanted to go. The part that will be hard for me is that I will have to leave Anjali in the childcare thingie. Sure - we have a babysitter and we leave her at our gym's nursery, but Arun is with her and I am only leaving her for just a few hours. I am nervous about leaving her for 2 whole days with strangers and I am worried that she is going to freak out. And yes, I know that working moms do this all the time. Step off and give this spoiled SAHM a break. I suppose the worse that could happen is that Anjali freaks out and we spend the conference wandering the hallways. I wish I could bring Arun, but at least he is old enough that I can explain I will be coming back and have not abandoned him. Besides, he will be so excited to have X all to himself that he probably will not even notice that Anju and I have vacated the premises.
Anyway - I am really very excited to be going to BlogHer. Can I admit that I am just as excited about planning an excursion to one of my very favorite Pakistani places - Shalimar (the one of Jones st.)?
In related news, it appears that I have somehow managed to have