SCBWI-LA conference but really (really, really) wish we were.
But, when I sat down to get the party goin', all I could think was, "I'm not at SCBWI BUT..."
I would have missed finding a "tree star" with my daughter.
I would have missed the huge smile my boy gave me when I got him out of his crib.
I don't have to miss my family or wonder if my kids are getting along okay without me.
I can follow along via Twitter (#scbwi09) and on blogs.
I saved a lot of money by not going.
I'm not a wreck of nerves and panic (first timer).
I won't be tired as a mule by the end of the day.
So, maybe we can have some pity at the party (and yes, chocolate and poppers) but mostly, I want to see your BUTs (not the bodily kind, please), the positive "I'm not at SCBWI buts..."
Feel free to leave em' in the comments for the entirety of the conference.
I probably will!
(Note: I'm not saying it's better I didn't go, but I'm trying to be positive!)