T-Tapp Travel Diary: Weekend at the Convention
by Charlotte Siems
When you’ve found something that works, don’t you just love sharing it with others? That’s just what we did at the Texas Home School Coalition convention in The Woodlands, Texas, last weekend!
The trip began with a nine-hour drive, starting at 3:30 a.m. Since I never went to bed the night before, that eliminated the need to wake up early! Two of our sons, Caleb and Jonathan, helped load the car in the night with all the supplies to set up a booth in the exhibit hall.
We arrived at the facility and set up the booth:
Then we made a quick trip to check into the motel and found that they had booked the three of us into a room with one king-sized bed. Uh, no. Since the reservation was made online there was no changing it, but the motel graciously gave us a room that also had a pull-out couch bed so it ended up just fine.
Thus began two days of crazy good fun! On Friday afternoon I spoke on the topic “You Don’t Have to Choose Between Homeschooling and Clean Underwear: Managing Your Life So It Doesn’t Manage You” to a packed room of 300+ parents. There were people sitting on the floor in the aisles and they turned away people at the doors, so I think that organization is a hot topic!
On Saturday morning my session was “If Life is a Bank, Then I’m Overdrawn,” about stress and overwhelm. Once again the room was full and I was very honored to share with these Moms and Dads about ways to handle their busy lives.
So what was the T-Tapp part? In my talks I mentioned my story of going from size 22W to 6, and it turned out that many had never heard of T-Tapp. Our booth was a busy place, as we answered questions and made workout DVDs available.
As the weekend wore on, Caleb and Jonathan began to answer questions while I was busy with other booth visitors, and it was actually pretty funny to hear them share what T-Tapp had done for their Mom. Those guys were a great help and I was so proud of them for politely greeting our guests and handling transactions with patience and a smile!
As always, the best part was meeting new people and sharing about T-Tapp to give hope to busy moms. I made some great new friends (shown here with fun sisters, Dee and Dometris):
It was nice to spend time with my sons, and we took advantage of the opportunity to eat at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. Twice.
The boys and I agreed that the weekend went faster and was way “funner” than we had anticipated. When the conference ended we packed up and headed to Galveston Island to meet the rest of the family for some time at the beach.
Hope you enjoyed this peek into our T-Tapp Travel!