Tuesday, November 4, 2008

But It's No Sacrifice At All.

I've blogged before about how when I was a little girl I don't remember ever being a girly-girl. My fondest childhood memories are not of playing Barbie dolls and babies but of playing cow boys & indians, cops & robbers, swinging from the branches of the willow tree across the street from us, and running & playing in the field behind our house. I was not one of those girls who enjoyed getting dressed up. I hated dresses and nylons and even joked before my wedding that I would walk down the aisle in white slacks. I didn't of course.

I joked that one of the reasons I chose nursing for my career was so that I could wear pajama-like clothing to work. That's not true of course. But wearing comfy clothes and nursing shoes on a daily basis was certainly a HUGE perk for me.

But somewhere along the way I've changed.

You will still find me 90% of the time in jeans or work out clothes and even a baseball cap......unless I'm going to the kids' schools so as to keep from embarrassing them. I'm all about low maintenance comfort. But I now look forward to opportunities to get all "girly-ed up." I now look forward to weddings with excited anticipation. Unfortunately, most of my family and all of my friends are already married so the opportunities for this are becoming increasingly rare. The last wedding I attended was my cousin's back in Sept. 2007. And before that it was my other cousin's wedding like over 5 years ago.

So last week when my husband informed me that he had been given tickets to attend the Auto Show's Charity Preview event I was beside myself with excitement. This is a black tie affair. I could care less about the "auto" part of the auto show.....I was just excited as hell that I would have an excuse to purchase and wear a beautiful glorious girly girl evening gown. And maybe even an extra sassy and sexy pair of strappy stilettos.

I even went so far as to start my search on-line for that perfect evening gown.




And then I checked our calendar and realized that the weekend of this event is the same weekend that our family will be in Chicago for a gymnastics meet.


*sigh*

17 comments:

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Bummer! But you could *totally* wear an evening gown to gynmastics, couldn't you? :)

Again, we're twins. I was NOT a girlie girl growing up, much more of a tomboy. Still am for the most part but I do try to embrace my inner diva on occasion.

Kristin H. said...

That is SO wrong. I'm sorry.

Kori said...

Well THAT sucks especially hard. I like the top dress, only in black. The low back is sexy. though, frankly. it owuld be not so sexy on me, since there is something just so...eeeew about "back fat." Plus I am short. You, on the other hand, would be stunning. Damned kids anyway, right?

Dana said...

i oh so loooove getting dressed up!!! but i know it's not for everyone... those dresses were awesome....

Domestic Accident said...

Psych!

That sucks.

OHmommy said...

Bummer.

Bummer.

What a bummer!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

:(

Kelly said...

LOL......... I have your stuff

auntie said...

you should at least get to buy yourself some new shoes, just for the unholy disappointment of it all.

Jannie said...

I takae it the gynmastics won out.

But hey, what about New Year's Eve??

Suzie said...

I think you should wear the dress to the gym meet then

Happy2bme said...

Funny thing that you posted this. I just went to a wedding last weekend for the first in a few years and I was clueless as to what people even wore to weddings anymore. I was afraid of being over dressed or under dressed. What color was appropriate and which wasn't.

I did get dressed up a little over a month ago for a Cancer Charity Benefit that my boyfriend is a part of. It was so much fun shopping and wearing the cocktail dress I had bought. Felt like prom again... LOL!! I know I'm a dork.

Brooke said...

Aw bummer! I do love the evening gowns that you posted though.

Breanne said...

awww...too bad.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Boo. Oh well...you would have looked lovely in that first, purply dress.

jodieboedie said...

Aw man! Get the dress anyway and wear it to the meet . . . the other moms will understand ;-)

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Carol said...

Oh no and those dresses were gorgeous too. Gutted!