I went out today to shop around the Live Laugh Love Family Fair. It’s a charity event raising money for Autism Speaks, something near and dear to my heart as two of my best friends have autistic children.
As you would expect from a family fair, there’s much to buy for kid avatars, things to put in a family home, and poses made specifically for families. It’s all unbelievably adorable.
I don’t really do the immersive family thing in SL. I consider Ulaa my “sister” and have even taken on two more “sisters” in the past month [Hi Rylan and Willis!], and of course I have my husband, but that’s about as far as it has gone for me. Last year when I started thinking about family stuff, I didn’t have the time or energy to do anything. Now…well, I’d be lying if I said that going to that fair and knowing some of the families I know on plurk doesn’t make me think about it. But I don’t feel like I have the ability to cultivate that kind of bond with anyone at the moment. I’d hate to just get bored with a kid av, you know? Or be like, hey, I know I’m supposed to be your mom and stuff, but can you like…not be in my house? How crappy would THAT be?! LOL!!
Anyway, the fair is for a good cause, so I suggest going out there even if you’re not particularly family oriented because there are things like wall decals and other little cute items for sale. 🙂