In a moment of lucidity, I thought about Hartley's Life with 3 Boys and the other blogs trying to do the same things I pride myself in - spreading the word about children with special needs, trying to connect with others and enlighten others about our situation. Something about this race seems contrary to that purpose.
Then, my competitive streak takes over, and I am at it again.
Some family members have asked what will I do after this is over. Not to worry, something else will take its place. I think Ben's epilepsy issues are about to take on a life of their own. I foresee another hospital visit in our future. Amazing Race, yet another competitive challenge, is this Saturday - must study my city's history, design costumes, test Ryan on his knowledge, convince Ryan to wear a cape and stretch! And then it looks like I may be facilitating more leadership and team building activities for local groups in the near future. So what I am saying is - life will go on.
Was it worth it?
Would I do it again?
Was this the best method to gain a larger audience for my site? Other sites?
Was this a healthy competition?
Was awareness raised to new groups of people? Or were we preaching to the choir?
What are About.com's reasons for sponsoring the award contest?
How many ways can people suggest to cheat the voting system?
Finally, why isn't there a trophy (that's from my 5 year old son)?