Ryan was nominated by his principal to go to a conference on her behalf in New Jersey. She prefers not to fly, and Ryan couldn't very well say no. At least, that's how Ryan says it went down. I would probably phrase it like that too, when offered an all expenses paid trip to Princeton. (Shucks honey, yah, I have to go....) Unfortunately, there are no conferences stay-at-home-moms get to go to. I get to stay home and hold down the fort. Again. While Ryan sends me the following pictures over the course of four days.
Ryan decided that instead of staying in another night and watching the others from our district enjoying the bars, Wednesday after his conference was done he went on a train ride to NYC with a couple of others from his group.
But Ryan made it home, after the kids were in bed and asleep. And I could claim being tired for not being chatty.