I've been asked to participate in a national board meeting for the professional association I'm a part of. The meeting is in New Orleans the first weekend in October. I've already accepted the invitation; however, I'm having a few doubts about whether I should attend.
That same weekend is also my stepdaughter's last football game to cheer at this season, her homecoming game and the weekend directly ahead of my stepson's 7th birthday.
The trying-to-be-a-great-parent side of me says I should skip the meeting because of all of the kids' events; however, the remember-you-are-not-THE-mom side of me reminds me that I should go.
My stepdaughter is in 7th grade and will cheer at other events and my stepson will have other birthdays. Lest we forget for all of the events transpiring that weekend, their mom and dad will be in attendance.
Yet, I still feel guilty that I'm not going to be in town. I wonder, what would another (step)mother do?