February 28, 2011

Things I learned this weekend

Last week, I was sick (still am), and this weekend we went to Dallas for a wedding.  Here are a few things I learned:

-          When you feel like crap (and are never sick) and your doctor says “I’m sorry you’re sick, but there’s nothing I can do.  If it’s not better in a week, call and we’ll give you an antibiotic”, just go ahead and demand an antibiotic right then.  Especially if you have to attend wedding festivities over the coming weekend.

-          I could totally live in Dallas.  For sure.

-          It is, in fact, impossible to tire of talking about your child.  Impossible.

-          Weddings do not have to be super expensive to be fun.  Or expensive at all.

-          Just because Target carries super cute knock offs of many of your favorite expensive pairs of shoes, doesn’t mean that you’re getting a bargain.  In fact, the heel might break on those Target shoes within 2 hours of wearing them and ruin your evening, causing you to not mingle with fun people and leave too early.

-          When you leave your 8 month old for 2.5 days, they will look like a full blown toddler by the time you see them again.  And you might almost cry when you first see them, because they just look so darn big.

-          Twitter friends are awesome, especially when you’re getting ready for an event alone J They helped me decide what to wear!

-          If you expect people to drink a lot, and go out afterwards to continue drinking, then you should probably offer an actual dinner at the rehearsal dinner. Heavy hors de oeuvres don’t count.

-          9 times out of 10, your instincts are better than Google maps.  I am a navigational rockstar.

-          All mamas have an immediate bond.  New mamas especially.

-          When only one spouse is drunk, the other will most certainly be annoyed at the drunken antics of the other.

-          If you chat with a friend who has a baby, you should ask about the baby and/or gush over how cute the baby is.  Or the mama might be bitter and wonder why didn’t you ask about my baby?! J

-          You Tube is a helpful hair styling teacher.

-          It is quite possibly part of the divine plan for me to be this size/weight right now.  Otherwise, I would be thousands of dollars in debt after shopping this weekend.

-          Your child WILL reach a milestone if you leave them for the weekend.  They will probably start saying DaDa the day you leave.

-          And then they will not say DaDa at all when you come home, just to spite you.

-          There is no better pairing than 70 degree weather and outdoor shopping.  Unless you add mimosas.

4 comments:

Suzanne said...

The comment about only one spouse being drunk is so true! Oh, and totally off topic, but Jackie said you were a big fan of Gap Maternity. Any suggestions? I think I'm a few weeks away from making my first investment...

jv726 said...

I have to 100% agree w/ you about the spouse being drunk and annoying you. Happens frequently to me :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

How far is Dallas from you? Driving distance?
I need to follow you on Twitter, even though I sign onto Twitter like once a month- I really need to get into it and figure it out!
How is that darling baby of yours?? Haha
:)
It sounds like a really fun weekend! I used to always be the drunk spouse- but obviously not lately :)

brooke knight said...

Love it. All around.