tell him you have no choice but to go. your swap partner says so.... LOL
BUT you could offer to help him clean the rugs when you get home! And bring that up to mom too, butter her up! offer her breaky in bed! do what you have to to get there!
I'd love to go to a fiber festival, but thats likely never to hapen, cause I'm in the middle of nowhere.
I really hope your mom is having a good day tommorow, and says yes! For you, of course, not for me at all....... Okay I'll admit to wanting to live vicariously through your fiber haul from a fiber fest, But I truely want you to go so you can have a great time and roll around with the sheeps and thier fiber! Sheeps are so cute!