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So here we are at Consonance. Wireless network connectivity in our room - ya gotta love the Silicon Valley. :)

Due to the rigors of having to herd a 2.5 year old around, my "con" time has been limited to the people I've seen as we were coming in. I got to say Hi to Margaret Davis, Jeff and Maya, and Tom and Dave. Missed Steve Savitsky's concert last night while tring to get small one asleep. Other than that, I've been watching the Wiggles. :)

I did get a couple hours last night to go outside with Luis Garcia and enjoy a Cohiba that he brought back from Cuba this year. Mmmm... that was very nice. :)

I hope to catch some concerts today - I'm especially looking forward to hearing Franklin, Jeff and Maya, and of course, Tom and Dave. :)

It seems like we went through this last year - excited about showing up, then less excited as we face the facts of being parents of a toddler, and appreciating just how much time that takes. We probably won't be able to "do" much of the con, but being able to hang out for some time each day with the Garcias and the Kwinn-Gladneys DOES make it all worthwhile. :) And seeing all our kids play together is a rare and precious thing. We can all remember quite clearly hanging out with each other before ANY of us had kids - so it's like we are travelling this road all together. It's a good feeling to know you're not alone out there.

I have to admit - I'm looking forward to OVFF and a con weekend without Zoë. I'll miss her, but I'll enjoy the amount of time I can devote to the con and spending more time with more people.

More updates as they happen...


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Mar. 6th, 2004 11:10 pm (UTC)
Ah didn't they tell you that as part of your Toastmaster duties, you get a "new" toddler every hour, so that you don't get lonely?

And we'd just love to let you have our "agent of chaos" Nick *g*
Mar. 7th, 2004 02:35 am (UTC)
Scott I know exactly what you mean. When we go to cons I always remind Ed that we have to think of it as a different experience than the pre-kid days. It's still great to see people, but you just don't see them the same way. You are so right about us all walking the road together too, I love it at cons when the "filk parents" all get together with their kids and have a pool party or something. Much fun and makes you feel less lonely. I just wish we could see you guys and Zoe more often.

I must admit that although I will miss Ed, and Rowan and Corwin I am absurdly looking forward to FKO all by myself. Woo Hoo! Heck, I bet there aren't that many people in filkdom who remember my wild party days pre-kids. (grin)
Mar. 7th, 2004 02:51 am (UTC)
Hey, maybe one of these years Zoe will get to meet Maria, and the Snyders can spend time with the Poltrones as well. I too have been feeling the "at-the-con-with-my-kid" blues. Because of this, I've not been an active participant at recent filk cons. Staying up late for the open filks throws my sleep schedule off.

By the way, I've been watching the Wiggles too, along with my daughter. It's one of her favorite shows. Is it me, or do their outfits resemble classic Star Trek uniforms?

Mar. 7th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
And I remember....
...when a lot of you were kidless at cons. :) It's cool that there is such a network among you now.
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