Friday, May 21, 2010
I am getting ready to travel to the USA for a writing conference. And I can't wait. I love America. I had my first baby there. He is seven now and I haven't been back since he was one. And I can't wait to catch up with some friends.
But I am leaving behind my husband and two little boys. Now, don't get me wrong. I have every confidence in Matt's ability to man (or rather, woman) the house while I am gone. But not everyone shares my confidence. Here's a conversation I had with my seven year old son yesterday.
Isaiah: Mummy, how long are you gone for?
Me: Eleven days
Isaiah: ELEVEN DAYS! That is a lot of sleeps Mummy!
Me: I know, but you'll be fine. Daddy will be here.
Isaiah: Daddy's is looking after us?
Me: Yeah, of course.
Long Silence. Then he looks at me with don't-leave-me-eyes.
Isaiah: Mummy, I don't think we'll make it.
I had to laugh :)
What about you? Have you been to a conference and left behind some less then confident individuals?
(By the time you read this I will be on a plane somewhere between Australia and the USA. Brisbane to LA is THIRTEEN HOURS of flying time. So think of me. And I'll try to visit your blogs once I get set up. Thanks :)