A Small Battery Emergency at Type A Parent Conference…

When your friends are dressed in crocheted legwarmers, neon green t-shirts and are having a “dance off” in front of 200+ people, you NEED your flash to work!

Only problem was, when I pulled out my flash (I rarely use it, as I prefer to shoot with ambient light) I realized I had forgotten to put my batteries back in after charging them! I usually always carry extra batteries in my camera bag, but for some reason, I was out!

So, I did what any mom blogger in the situation would do — I grabbed my friend Laura’s flash off her Canon, since she was dancing, and shot away! Cause, seriously, that was not a moment to be missed!

Type-A Conference - Dance Off

Just Dance 2 "Dance Off" at Type-A Conference

I don’t know what it is about batteries — but you always seem to need them when you don’t have them!

What are the items/times you try to make sure you have back up batteries???

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Written by Janice, co-founder of the Mom Blog, 5 Minutes for Mom
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  1. says

    I don’t care if I look hideous in legwarmers and neon….I love this picture! :) Such a fun night. I’m so glad that you were willing and able to take pictures, despite the battery panic.

  2. says

    I had to send my friend Mandi (@2princessmama) to the gift shop during Patti Digh’s keynote because I ran into the SAME PROBLEM. I never use my flash, so I forget to check!

  3. says

    That is why my flash was laying on the table most of the night. When the batteries get low and it starts lagging it is just not worth it!!

    I am kinda glad to see that only my leg made this shot. The other pics that I have seen of myself have been quick interesting. LOL!


  4. says

    I was so sad not being able to get to Asheville this year. So glad that you got the flash from another camera to take this shot. Priceless shot! Love Amy’s “Hi” shirt and those glamorous leg warmers that Josh is wearing.

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