Once upon a time, some fun + well-connected women planned a cool kicky conference called the Mom 2.0 Summit. They scheduled the 3-day conference for February 2010 and labeled it as a place to “talk shop with social media influencers, industry leaders, and leading brands.”
A curly-haired Arizona mama with green eyes and a dimple in her left cheek thought, “Now, wouldn’t that be fun? I’d meet blog friends (old + new), learn excellent new skills, and have a truly terrific time!” So she bought a ticket…
But then the date started nearing…and every time she looked at her baby’s sweet, gummy smile, her heart went pitter-patter. And she thought, “No way! Not at all! I would rather eat limp broccoli (yuck) and wear harem pants (ugh) than leave this little one behind!”
So she looked at plane tickets for her whole family and her eyes popped out of her head. “EEK! GADS!” she said with a startled whisper, “Those prices just won’t do!”
So…she’s opting out. She feels sad that she won’t be able to mingle with Susan & Janice (@5minutesformom), Nell (@casualeveryday), Nicole (@momtrends), Marie (@makeandtakes), Gabrielle (@designmom), and so many others. She won’t be able to have brilliant and useful conversations with marketers and moms. She won’t be able to dust off her cowboy boots and do the boot scoot boogie deep in the heart of texas.
But she WILL be able to cuddle with her baby and make cookies with her 3-year-old and lounge around in her pajamas if she wants to. And she WILL be able to do silly, spontaneous dances in her living room to her favorite country tunes.
And, truth be told, that feels…right. For her. In this season of life.
P.S. I have a Mom 2.0 Summit ticket for sale for $375 OR BEST OFFER (that’s $74 cheaper than the current rate!!!). E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on Twitter @stephsday if you are interested.