I didn’t say anything about the meeting with the newspaper because I had no clue what it was going to be.? I still don’t to be honest.? But here is what I do know.
The day after the technology conference I spoke at I got an email from one of the paper’s reporters.? Awesome lady.? She asked if Tacoma Mama and I would like to come to a meeting with a few of the paper’s editors.? There wasn’t much detail other than who would be there and when the meeting was.? (Consequently the meeting was on Friday at 1:00)? Being the eager little stay-at-home moms that we are we both said yes.
So Friday I got to see Tacoma Mama, sporting her cute new haircut, and meet with 5 staff members of the Tacoma News Tribune.? Oddly, I wasn’t terribly nervous because I had no expectations.? That is I wasn’t nervous until the Editor in Chief, Mark Briggs, walked in and sat down.? If that isn’t enough to make you crap your pants I don’t know what is.? Actually, Mark is a really nice guy and very easy to talk to.
Basically, the Trib wants to work with us on a collaboration of some sort.? No one (including us) know what that entails, but they wanted to sit down and talk with us.? Needless to say, Tacoma Mama and I are excited.
In other weekend related news, the trusty family arrived safe and sound.? We had a nice time in Portland and I got a 1 1/2 child free car ride home.? I took the opportunity to sleep.? Gots to say, sleeping in the same room with my child is quite the experience.? Lucky for us we didn’t have to share a bed with him, but we got about as much sleep as if we had.? That kid snores.? Gah!
I also received my Christmas wish a little early and am happy to report that the boy is 99.9% potty trained!? We took an overnight trip and didn’t pack a single diaper or pull-up.? Ok, there may have been a pull-up in the “accident bag,” but there was no use for the bag.? He has worn big boy underpants for a week now with only a slight poo accident at school.? This is all very big in our house.