For all of you lovely commenters that said things like "yea, you're back!" when I started picking up my posting schedule, I owe you an apology. I totally fell right off of the edge of the blogosphere again. But, oh the fun that I had while I was away!
For a week, I was a PreSchool Parent, a Party Planner, a semi-pro Carnival Operator, a Tennis Cheerleading Coach, and somehow found time in there to attend HogHer '07, as well. Almost all while out of town. Whew. Is this what life as a mom with school-age kids with their own schedules is going to be like? Good grief.
While this meant that I only looked at a computer long enough to check my email every couple of days, it also means that I have great stories (and pictures!) to share this week.
Or... maybe this week... Pants starts preschool on Wednesday, which means that I am entering the world of school shopping and vaccination forms for the first time, so I'm going "no pressure" on the computer stuff for a bit longer. I'm trying my best to not be a control freak mom (see, I'm still working on my MakeOver Monday goal of not being a control freak, in general) and that's taking more effort and time than I expected. Case in point:
Our first full half-day visit at his preschool last week presented a couple of control-freak-challenges (such as the fact that the teacher put Pants on a work mat outside of the larger circle of kids on his very first visit while he's supposed to be meeting kids) that showed me that I'm going to have to get my head on straight if I'm going to not be one of those "hey, what about my kid?!" moms that try to do the teachers' jobs for them. Okay. Breathe. Breathe. Step away from the child and breathe.
Needless to say, I've got some work to do.
But this all means good posts coming up! In the meantime, go check out Playgroups Are No Place For Children's account of HogHer '07 because apparently everyone had their heads up BlogHer's ass last week (and I'm sure this week, too) and we just couldn't be bothered. At least not until next year.