By Myself

In CategoryNavel Gazing

I have signed up to go to a home school conference in Denver in next week. I am very excited about it. There are going to be seminars and demonstrations and a bunch of curriculum vendors. PLUS, I am going BY MYSELF to stay in a hotel room for TWO NIGHTS, where there could potentially be room service, BY MYSELF. And I can use the bathroom BY MYSELF. Did I mention I was going BY MYSELF? They don’t allow kids, and since we don’t have anyone to leave Big and Little with for 3 days, we decided in the end that I should just go ALONE. As in BY MYSELF. 

Not that I am excited about it or anything. Plus, it will give Jim a chance to miss me terribly and realize just how much I do around here when I am not blogging or shooing everyone outside so I can watch Real Housewives of New Jersey. I might even call him at night and go into great detail about what I had for dinner, and pretend to feel sorry for him having to eat cold cereal, which is what he does to me when he goes away. Maybe I should dial back my enthusiasm a little. 

Wait, one more time – BY MYSELF.


6 Responses to “By Myself”

  1. Kristen Says:

    That sounds heavenly!

  2. Melanie Says:

    I’m so jealous! Do you realize that my Goobers are 14 and 11 and I STILL can’t go to the bathroom by myself??? I keep telling myself that I’ll miss the insistent pounding on the bathroom door once they grow up and move away, but I don’t believe me.

  3. Deb Says:


    But what kind of homeschooling conference bar doesn’t allow kids? That seems weird.

  4. Deb Says:

    Other Deb – Well, that’s what I thought at first, too. But it means no tripping over strollers or being grouchy at 6 year old racing up and down the aisles, so it’s fine. They do allow people 13-ish (I think) and up.

  5. Diane Says:

    I wish I could try going to the conference By Myself, but 11 year old daughter lives for it each year so we go as a family. I am thinking next year about getting a group of girl friends to go and have a couple days away. Have a great time.

  6. anymommy Says:

    Oh. I know this joy. A hotel room, a quiet hotel room, alone. Have a wonderful time.