Confession: I’m nervous about taking Roey to BlogHer.
No one is coming with me so I”ll be solo with the boy the entire time. There is a day care facility being set up for the children of the attendees, but I’m really nervous about enrolling Roey. The facility is at the hotel…the conference is at a convention center a cab ride away. I know I was brave and left Roey in the babysitting service while cruising, but I was just a staircase away. This…is scary.
I wonder if I should schlep Sharkie around the way I did last year. He was a real ladies man and a people magnet in general. I wonder if I’d be doing myself a disservice by not having the cutest conversation starter ever with me. I wouldn’t have to worry about the staff, him crying, him eating, him sitting in a poopy diaper, or worrying about any type of neglect at all… Or worry about bebe’s kids knocking him over or taking his toys or something.
But, last year he was just a mushy, docile, 8-week old nugget of yummy. Now he’s a wild billy goat shark hybrid toddler that cannot sit still unless it’s story time…or he’s being plied with puffs.
I’d love to be able to leave him at home, so I can make the best use of my BlogHer time without having the momworry sucking my thoughts up, but John has to work, my mom has to work, and my brother will be in FL. I was considering bringing my brother to be my “manny” for the weekend, but by the time he decided he would do it, the flight prices were a bajillion dollars. 🙁
Taking him to the sessions and to the expo would be daunting, I think. I feel like I wouldn’t be able to pay attention well enough to the presentations if I’m tending to his needs. Then we have his meal and napping schedule to think about.
So it’s looking like I’ll be taking him and the smart move would be to put him in the day care. I’ve just got to wrap my head around leaving him with strangers…for hours…in a strange city…alone…*GULP*
F it. I’m not going to BlogHer.