Finding out the day before the homeschool conference that the person who you thought would be helping you watch your children, will not be doing so due to a birthday party.
Despite being an optimist, knowing that the above will most likely make it impossible for you to listen to any of the presentations and will most likely cause you to have to leave the conference early.
Thankfully, one of the mothers had you read her talk prior to the conference. Said talk reminded you that your responsibility is to your children and sometimes you have to wear blinders when it comes to external, desireable activities.
St. Joseph, pray for us!