Tonight is the St. Louis Homeschool Expo curriculum fair. I have had my list of things to buy, vendors to meet and products to see, ready for about two weeks now. I have my money saved and a babysitter lined up for my four boys. BUT… my son has come down with a fever and is sick. My hubbie goes to college on Thursday nights and can’t help out. My mother in law is available any night EXCEPT Thursday nights…. I know that I need to be home with my little guy but I am still feeling so bummed. I really was looking forward to going. It always feels like anytime I try to do something just for me, it never works out. I know I am being selfish…but it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.
man, that sucks. I know exactly how you feel, though. This kind of thing happens to me all the time.
I would be so bummed also! Sorry you’re missing out.
I understand that disappointment. I’m sorry and hope your son feels better soon and the evening is redeemed.
I know exactly how you feel. Hope it all works out and that your son feels better soon.
We just finished building a play fort in the living room and he has officially moved in. He brought all of his most precious belongings…. blanket, pillow, space books and flashlight. It is amazing how no amount of medicine in the world can make a boy feel better than a “good old fashioned fort”. Works everytime!
I know how disappointed you felt! I’m sorry! Perhaps something even better will come along to spend your money and time on.
Hey, mom2fourboys, sorry that you can’t make it. I wish I was up there too.
Missingtheshire and I were talking about a CM Famiily Field Trip to St. Louis where we can all meet up and enjoy a field trip. Probably the last part of April. I thought the World Bird Sanctuary, the Art Museum or something free like that with a picnic. I wasn’t sure how much we’d see each other if we went to the zoo, so thought perhaps a more “contained” place would be better the first time. =)
PM me if you are still interested. We will get more details and start another thread. =)
I’m only 3 hours from St. Louis. Invite me too!!!!
I hope your little one feels better and that the rest of you don’t catch it.
I know what you mean. I feel bummed with you. I wanted to go last year. I cried because I thought I was going. Then, something like you went through, I couldn’t go. I cried some more and then I even cried some more. So, after that I was so discouraged I didn’t even feel like thinking about ever going to another one again. I mean I felt like Why do I try? I get my hopes up and then DASH! right to the ground leaving a giant whole! So, I am not sure I will ever get to go to one. (Seriously I feel this way.) I have never been to one and it looks like it will probably stay that way… Yes, I understand Completely! (added sighing if you didn’t get the disappointment added already….)
If kids were able to come I would have taken all of mine with me! I can push a heavy child in a stroller all day if it kills me just to enjoy something for myself…. I completely understand and with the utmost empathy…
Sighing with you! crying with you too!
I’ve never been to a conference either and now I live close enough to go to two! But I’m not sure if my husband will be able to get time off of work to watch the kids and most conferences won’t allow me to take them. Hopefully!!!! If not, you’ll see me back here, crying.
Is your little guy feeling better today?
Thanks for asking about him. No, he is still running a fever with a headache and sore throat. I probably will have to take him to the doctor.
Also….If missing the conference wasn’t bad enough, I just had to cancel our vacation reservations. My husband has the week off and we had plans to take a vacation starting Sunday after church. However, the resort requires a 48 hour cancellation notice or they charge us anyway. So I just called and canceled our reservations. My husband and I weren’t sure if our little guy would be better, or if any of the other kids would catch it. So, we made the decision to error on the side of caution and cancel. Now my husband is sitting here with me bummed out too!
So sorry! That must be really disappointing. Heck, I cried the other day because I had an “appointment” to visit with another mom and play cards, etc… and then at the last moment got a call from my step-daughter asking if I could PLEASE pick up my grandson from school because of a problem that meant there was no way she could….
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