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I’m still sitting and thinking on everything I heard and learned and felt at Allume this past weekend. I think my actual decompression post will be fairly serious; so while we wait for that, here’s my funniest Allume story.
source: warquel via flickr
Saturday morning I wheeled Joshua down to breakfast in his stroller. My mom came to help with him, but she was still at her hotel and I thought I could probably manage on my own for a few hours! But from experience Friday morning, I knew I couldn’t maneuver the stroller and carry my breakfast plate and all-important cup of coffee.
So I walked into the dining room and the first person I saw that I knew at all was Holley Gerth. Given that we had spoken Friday night I guessed she would remember who I was, and I asked her if she’d watch Joshua while I got my breakfast. She obliged, of course.
When I got back to the table I saw every seat was saved, so I tried to just move us to another table, but Holley wouldn’t let me. She and Stacey Thacker made me a place. And then I sat and ate and watched while the table filled – with Lisa-Jo Baker, Ann Voskamp, Tsh Oxenreider, and Kristen Strong. It appears I had crashed an (in)courage/minor celebrity party. Oops.
So at some point during breakfast they started talking. Several people stood and applauded, including Ms. Voskamp. And Joshua started staring at her like he’d never seen a human before. He was absolutely entranced. (Aren’t we all?)
She noticed. So I said, “I think he likes your necklace!” It was big and shiny and yes, that’s probably what he was looking at. But being me, and well, awkward, THEN I said, “Or it’s just that you have boobs.”
I will be accepting the crown for Most Awkward Encounter Ever later in 2013 …
Someone reminded me that Ann does indeed have six children herself and is probably aware of what nursling babies are like.
But still. I SAID BOOBS. TO ANN VOSKAMP.
If you need me I’ll be hiding under my table.