Tuesday, December 30, 2008

That's Hot

Don't you love those days when you just feel pretty? Your hair is cooperating and your clothes are well put together (and clean!)? That was me today.

I had a full day planned for the kids. We were heading to a local place that is basically a warehouse filled with inflatable jumping toys and then to another favorite spot of theirs to pick up a couple of gifts for family members that we'll be visiting soon.

I gave myself a glance after I was all ready and thought, "Man, I look pretty good today!" I was wearing a brand new sweater that I got (on sale!) at Ann Taylor and my hair was awesome.

To top it off, as he was leaving for work, Big Daddy kissed me goodbye and said, "You look pretty today!"

My large ego made it safely out the door and thanks to my swelling confidence, I didn't even get upset when we sat in traffic for an hour and a half.

All day, I was getting looks from people and I just knew what they were thinking.

"Wow! She looks great!"

"Has she lost weight?"

"I love that color sweater on her...it really brings out her eyes!"

After our full day, we returned home for dinner. I ran up to change into pajamas a few minutes ago and realized that what people were actually thinking as they stared at me today was:

"Um, that lady forgot to take the tag off her sweater. What a dork!"

Modern day Minnie Pearl right here, folks.

On the bright side, I bet at least half the Moms I chatted with at the jumping place thought, "OMG! Look at the bargain she got on that sweater!"


  1. I would TOTALLY do something like that.

  2. I have totally done that before, only I left the size sticker on my pant leg...

  3. Too funny! But, at least your hair looked good, right?!

    I'm glad your Christmas was wonderful. Ours certainly was. Thank you Lord. Happy New Year! I wish for you a blessed 2009.


  4. hahaha! I've done the size sticker down the leg thingy too. Lord it was embarrassing!

  5. I will be smiling about your story all day! Ah... the lone tag, the size sticker, the remnants of the little plastic tag holders... all potential fashion disasters! Once, somehow or another, I managed to get out of Victoria's Secret with one of those MONSTROUS magnetic tags (you know, the anti-shoplifting ones) on a beautiful pajama set that I was planning to give as a gift that very night. The HUGE thing was just staring at me as I went to wrap my gift. Well, I had my receipt, so I headed back to the store to have the thing removed only to be accused of shoplifting. The clerk said, "How do I know that you didn't buy another pair and STEAL these?"


    I was so embarrassed. She was so LOUD. Fortunately, two other customers said that the same thing had happened to them at one time or another... but "What?" Shoplifting? I felt like saying that if I chose to shoplift, I'd go for something more than pajamas!

    All turned out well and I had a good gift story for my friend, but I never returned to that store.

    I am sure your day, though, was wonderful not because of your tag... but because of your beauty and loveliness and grace. I wish you the most perfect day today, and the most glorious and blessed New Year imaginable! I am blessed to know you...!

    Love, Sharon

  6. Ha! I did that once... and I felt like such a dork. I, obviously, didn't handle it as well as you did :)