Tomorrow morning, I leave for the Disney Social Media Moms conference. A coveted ticket that I was honored, this year, to receive.
I could thank Disney for inviting me and my family to what promises to be a fantabulous weekend of conference, park, and perks. I could thank them for the suitcase from American Tourister that I will never, ever NOT spy on the luggage carousel. I could thank them for the sneak preview of Monsters Inc that I’ll be seeing on Saturday. Or the room at the Contemporary Resort. And I do thank them for all that.
But what I really want to thank them for, is letting me skip Mother’s Day.
I looked back over my Mother’s Day posts from years gone by. There was Can I Have Mother’s Day Off?, and Mother’s Day: Thank God it’s Over. And this year, over on the Mothers2Mothers Network, Hate Mothers Day? You’re Not Alone.
See a pattern here?
So that’s why I’m especially happy that this year, the Disney Social Media Moms conference (#DisneySMMoms to those in the know) is being held Mother’s Day weekend. See, my kids decided not to join me at the conference. (I know. Clearly they are insane) So I will be at the conference with my sister in law and niece. (I am now solidified as The Favorite Aunt forever.) Which means that I get to skip Mother’s Day.
No faux sentiment. No disappointment when it isn’t quite as special as I’d hoped. No frustration when the kids whine because, well, they’re kids, no matter what day it is. No Mother’s Day.
Plus, when I get home, it’ll still be – technically – Mother’s Day (well, Mother’s Night). And since I’ll have been gone for four days, my kids will be excited to see me, and will greet me with hugs and genuine happiness to see me.
And that’s really all I ever wanted for Mother’s Day anyway.