For four years now, I have had one of the highlights of my life. Attending the annual BlogHer Conference. Before these conferences, I rarely traveled without my family. But now, every year, my children have learned to be without me. If you ask the teens, they'd say BlogHer has become the highlight of their life, too.
But for my littlest, it's Survival of the Fittest. The big brothers gang up on him, to be fair-- they comfort, too. But those instances are a lot harder for him to remember.
Things are turned so upside down for the youngest while I'm gone, that he began taking notes on all the transgressions against him, so that the household would be held accountable. He calls them his 'notes', and if the word *tattle-tale* flashed through your mind, well, he'd have to correct you.
Coming home to Auggie's 'notes' has become my favorite part about BlogHer. Really.
And while BlogHer is fantastic, amazing, incredible, and every superlative you can think of, there is nothing like reading the list of sufferings endured in my absence.
See for yourself:
2013 Things of While Mom Was Away
2012 Things of While Mom Was Away
2011 Things of While Mom Was Away
2014's 'notes', I can hardly wait to get back home.
See you all next week! I'll be leaving for the conference tonight and if you ever get the chance to attend a BlogHer conference, don't miss it. Beyond words -- the friendship, information, connection, and community of a group of people who have found the thing they LOVE to do: BLOGGING!
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