Today is my husband’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dan!
I love birthdays, especially my own, but birthdays as a whole. I love balloons, wrapping paper, that look right before the birthday-ee opens his present where you know he’s just trying to guess what’s inside (or trying to feign surprise if he already knows).
Kellen apparently has inherited this birthday love. We’ve been to several birthday parties this year, and he definitely gets the whole idea. I think if he had it his way, we would be celebrating someone’s birthday in our house 365 days a year. And I know he’s starting to get restless about it not having been his birthday yet. I’d think a year was a long time too if it was a third of my entire life!
What Kellen loves the absolute most about birthdays is blowing out the candles. He already pulled the star candles (labeled with a “1″) out of the cake drawer to put on top of his dad’s giant Oreo cake. And the only way I could get him to take a nap was to promise him that we would wait to blow out the candles until he woke up. And that, yes, he could help. I’m actually starting to worry a little about taking him to another child’s birthday party because he now thinks he always gets to help with the candles, and I can’t see a preschooler taking well to his help.
I can’t say I blame him about the birthday obsession. Other than the aging thing, what’s not to love?
It’s hard to believe that BlogHer is only a couple of weeks away. I bought my ticket in December, so it seems like there’s been a lot of waiting and lead up with little to actually focus on. I’m a BlogHer newbie, though I’ve read about it enough to have some preconceived ideas about what it might actually be like.
I’m pretty extroverted. I share my opinions freely. And yet there is something about going to a conference with that many people, most of whom I don’t know, that has me a little freaked out. Sure I’ve talked to a lot of people on Twitter, which at least breaks the ice a little bit. But what happens when I talk to someone who I’ve talked to a number of times online and don’t even realize we’ve spoken… or forget some major part of their story.
Also, people are buying new wardrobes for this thing? Seriously? Apparently they don’t realize that on the left coast, we do casual really well. I’ll bring three pairs of jeans, a few extra shirts (for the day I inevitably spill coffee) and I guess a nicer outfit or two. I hope flip-flops are ok.
Then there’s the whole blogging thing. BlogHer seems to be very mommy-blog centric. This blog has been so neglected. Now that we are running a web design company, we are going to work on rebranding Mommy in Chief and hopefully actually sticking to a blogging schedule. But I’m pretty certain that won’t happen before August 4.
I really am excited… just also feeling like I’m in a little over my head.