Hello Gosselin fans! Happy Cinco De Mayo! I'm being told that this post is being anticipated and talked about on certain other blogs and I find that amusing. What was not fun was waking up this morning seeing pouring cold rain & knowing this would not be a good day..for me OR Kate! Going downtown is like another world away. Its takes a lot of prep time and it's rough to get down there. But I know that Zondervan was smart having it at a Barnes & Noble in the middle of Tribecca that's all schools & day cares. The problem was the rain had other ideas.....Its not like your in a cozy mall or a store to hang out in. New York Mommies are NOT the type to wait in the rain with their kids for a signing. So instead of being elated that by the time my daughter and I got there almost an hour late it wasn't mobbed, I felt bad that because of the weather the turnout wasn't in the thousands like I had hoped.. Nevertheless the positives was that she spent extra time with everyone that came. Including us! It was MY SECOND time and I was just as excited!
My daughter has been waiting for weeks to play hookie and have the day off to be alone in the city with Mommy. Of course while on line she saw Kate she got very nervous. I was having a hard time coaxing her over to the table and lucky for me Kate took charge.. "You know Mady & Cara have the same shirt as you?" Why don't you come here and tell me your name?" Meanwhile I am having a heart attack because my camera (of all times in the world) decides to die on me. I apologized to Kate for keeping her frozen (for a pic) while I tried to snap a photo..she said "Are you kidding, you do NOT have that horrible camera I once had do you? Let me see" and proceeded to try to look at my camera. That's just Kate. She was again very cool, and even hugged my daughter before taking what I believe was a bathroom break. My daughter almost passed out and said "That was so awesome mommy!", when Maddy comes to sign books can I come again?" From the mouth of babes....
Few nice notes..While struggling with my camera I asked if she went home or was staying to enjoy the city..She said she was anxious to get home in time for dinner. (I guess its close enough for her just to go home). I asked her if she was upset about the rain turning the mommies away. She said that although she was disappointed, it was more relaxed and she was able to talk to people more which is what she likes to do. I quickly told her about how excited I was to start a new chapter with my website and did NOT believe me that I was stopping the old one as I am approaching soon my 1 millionth hit in just a few short months. In her words "that's bizarre"...(In a good way trolls (lol))
After thanking me for coming and keeping the true fans of the show "updated" I went off with my happy girl and celebrated her "good girl day" with a trip to Build-A-Bear. Because, how DO you wrap up a fans mommy & me day? Coming home to an exhausted grandma & a baby that never took a nap of course! As I write this now, I am happy that I made the day special. And even MORE looking forward to season 5!