Those going to Chicago reunion....who ARE you?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by MidwestMom, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of going. In real life I am painfully shy. I was just wondering if those who plan to go would be kind enough to say who you are. I know it's silly, but I always like to be prepared in advance :)

    Thank you very much.
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'd like to go........but unfortunately I'll have to see how things here develop. Job wise, money wise, car wise.........difficult child wise. lol

    So, I'll probably not know until closer to the date that is chosen. And if it's in early august it's a no go for me as that is when Nichole is due and I'm back up to take Aubrey.

    I can tell you though.......I'm normally fairly shy, although it's improved tons with age. I had not the least twinge of shyness at the gathering in Cleveland. In fact, the opposite was true. It felt more like a family reunion of sorts than meeting people in person for the first time. It was truly wonderful to see everyone and get together to gab and laugh.

    I'd love to do it again. I will do it again, even if it's not the ones planned for this year.:bigsmile:
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'll try to make it but we're already travelling to Denver and Duckie has summer camp too. Then, she may have rehearsals if she's cast in a play she auditions for in a few weeks. But I will try...
  4. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    MWM - I think I also was shy at one point. Now I just cannot be bothered to socialize. I do fine if there's an activity, like volunteering at Wee's school to do calendar drive or the flower sale, but getting together just to get together? Not really my cup of tea. I find it very stressful, especially since conversations usually tend to veer towards children. I love my kids and I'm proud of each one of them for the people they are becoming, but let's face it, Norman Rockwell family we aren't. ;) I hate having to filter my conversation to avoid pity or the well-meant but *really* irritating I-don't-know-how-you-do-its. I don't have to do that with you guys - you've been with- me for the last 12 years and you *know* we're a Twilight Zone family, LOL. Not only that, you guys really *get* it.

    I hope you will come. I've found in meeting people from the board that they are just as safe a place to land in person as they are on the board.
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    MWM, at this point, I'm planning on going... Perhaps with husband, too. Not bringing Onyxx this time...
  6. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I'm planning on going.
  7. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I've only been posting a short while - but I am planning on attending - especially since I live in the Chicago area!
  8. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Depending on the when, I plan to come
  9. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am planning on going at this point.

  10. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm planning on going as well!
  11. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    thank you. I will come unless I am priced I'll be the one socially awkward, blushing a I am not sure any of my kids can make it and hub will have to stay home with the dogs. I would like very much to meet you all, but I am sort of shy even about posting on the Watercooler. I have always had a terrible social phobia as does my oldest son. You are all people I would love to meet, even if I am quiet.

    I'm actually much better than I used to be, but I do better one-on-one than in a group :)
  12. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    I'll be there!
  13. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    I'll be there.
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Will there be donkeys?
  15. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    MWM - trust me, in 2009 walking into a conference room full of people I'd never met in real life? With Onyxx next to me? After being lost in Cleveland for 3 hours? Was BAD. For about 15 seconds. Then - these were my family!!!

    I don't meet people I don't already know...
  16. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Awww Step2, I'm so glad you had a nice time. I did too :)

  17. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    I won't be able to come. My finances make it absolutely impossible. I hope you all have a great time. Maybe someday (insert dream here). I will be thinking of you all.
  18. Jena

    Jena New Member

    I"m planning on going and I'm not bringing husband!!! :) than again shari and i could bring our men and do some sort game with them like shooting darts at them...... making them clean up after us ........ :) ok let me stop.

    i'm unfortunately the same in person as i am in here NUTS. :)
  19. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    I'm planning on going.
  20. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm planning on being there...with Hubby and Miss KT.