Friday, September 11, 2009

Um...so I need a kid.

An evening at home
This place looks pretty kid-friendly to me...right, Dog?

My song and dance is done. The stage doors closed and much of the crowd has dispersed. It was interesting to see how different people from this conference took in in what I was preaching.

While everyone was polite and nice while I was in the room, I can only imagine what was being said when I packed up and went to the bar for the night. Still, everyone was making what looked like a genuine effort to understand "What all the kids were into."

Still, the success of this week has already presented a problem.

Many of the participants of this conference (which was centered about children, nature, parenting, etc.) noticed that I was sans children... that I know of...

Some of the comments being made were coming from enough people that my client has now asked that I maybe find a child...or children... who could stand in to act like my kiddos for a few photos that I will need to post here in the future. A gesture of good will to prove that I am not all whiskey and chicken wings...

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I know, I would keep your children as far away from me, too... but here it is... work is demanding it.

I need a kid... preferably cute... that can pretend to be my kid so people will stop asking why we should trust a childless heathen with our marketing strategy.

I would prefer not to lie outright, so if any of my family members reading this would mind offering me a loaner this weekend that would be fantastic...

Seriously, guys, my only other option involves a van lots of SweeTarts...

2 comments:

Katie said...

Julia is already prepping her hair - C can play a good orphan if you want to be Daddy Warbucks!

Maria said...

There are a bunch of kids running around my neighborhood. You could really impress them and go all multi-ethnic.