It’s that time of year. School is almost over and the puzzle of our summer schedule is almost complete. A morning program for this one, and afternoon program for that one. Two weeks away here for one kid, a couple of weeks away there for the other one. And let’s hope those two completely gutted bathrooms are complete by mid-July.
Which is to say that most of my time and money are earmarked for the house and the kids this summer, so I’ll be sitting out the Type-A Parent Conference. Would you like to go? It’s going to be amazing; Kelby always puts together a fun and informative event with a relaxed vibe.
So relaxed that last time I attended the conference, I was looking to speak with Kelby and asked around for her in the middle of the day and was told she was taking a nap…because she was pregnant. (In retrospect, I think that person thought I was looking for Kelly/Kelli, etc.) So later I told one of my friends (the name is repressed rather than redacted) that Kelby was pregnant and when that friend later ran into Kelby, she congratulated her on the pregnancy. Except that Kelby was not pregnant.
If you’ve ever been asked if you’re pregnant, when you are not, you know how horrifying that is. And if you’ve been the person who asked you know how equally horrifying that is. It’s also embarrassing to be a third party in this situation. Sorry, Kelby!
So one lesson I learned from the Type-A Parent conference is to never comment on a woman’s pregnancy unless there is a baby coming out of her vagina.
Also, I should just keep my mouth shut at conferences, except for when I’m speaking on a panel or doing a presentation because I do that well.
No doubt you’ll learn lessons of your own at the conference. Mainly, you’ll walk away with ideas and plans for how to be a better blogger/vlogger/social media rockstar!
Want my ticket?
Please note that I’m giving away a MomImpact t-shirt and a conference pass only; transportation and hotel are on you.
I’m going to keep in simple:
1. (required) Comment once on this blog by 11:00 PM CST on Monday, May 28, 2012 for a basic entry.
Optional extra entries:
2. Tweet about the entry and come back to let me know you did.
3. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and come back to let me know you did. (Bonus: I’ll likely subscribe to yours, too!)
4. Mombloggers, join MomImpact. We’re cutting back on product review tours, but still connect bloggers with opportunities. It’s good to be on the list and the ticket is provided courtesy of MomImpact. Be sure to submit a separate comment letting me know you joined or are currently a member (yeah!).
Winner will be selected in a random drawing using a plug-in called, “And the winner is” and announced on May 29. Conference pass must be transferred by June 1, so if the winner does not get back to me within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.