As i said the other day, I spent Friday night with Ian, being a second set of hands with his son, Connor. We watched some Thomas the Tank Engine and i learned the new obsession is Monster Trucks. He’s not quite 2, so it’s sometimes tricky to understand him when he’s stomping around going MONTER MONTER! but it’s also pretty hilarious.
Saturday I attended the Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference at Hampshire College. This was my 3rd year attending, and 2nd year speaking. I participated with the my family on Building a Poly Home. It’s a little tricky, because i am part of the family but i don’t live in the same place. Some topics are super relevant, like scheduling time and agreeing on common values, and some aren’t, like grocery shopping. I think we did a great job though, and the format we used worked well from our perspective.
I tried to attend the keynote, but it was way too academic for me. With the nephew getting antsy (hoooooome! hooooome!) we called it a day in the early afternoon and went back to Springfield for movies and wings.
Sunday was non-toddler adventures! I met up with folks to see American Idiot at the Bushnell. It was fun. It was entertaining. It was weird. And we all kind of agreed we didn’t know how we felt about it. It was very angry young man-ish, except that’s not something we’ve all experienced. I think we wanted more character development. Afterwards we went to one of my favorite places, The Counter, which is a build your own burger sort of place. It’s where Ian and i often go on date night, and it felt good to share with with everyone. We’ve gone other times, so it wasn’t new to them, but still. We didn’t have our favorite waitress, which maybe explains why some folks didn’t get their drinks though.
This weekend has me thinking about family, being out, teaching, honesty and where i fit. We are talking about blogging on being poly on another site. If we do i’ll let you know.