I was doing this picture and my hubby stops by the computer, coffee in hand, resting the other one on the back of my chair, watching me and he says that Bliss is looking a little pale, she should probably get a bit more sun. So I asked him what he wanted me to do … put a sun lamp on the computer?
He then leaned closer to the computer screen and said, “Oh I see the problem,” and pointed at her white shoes and said, “Hasn’t it already been Labour Day in the States?”
And he “tsked” me.
What man doesn’t know that he NEVER quotes fashion rules back to his wife … EVER?
So I parroted him and said, “Ya well … you do understand that SL is not REAL right?”
And he looked me straight in the eye and said, “Yes but good fashion rules should be honoured even in make believe. It’s part of the code.”
He’s not allowed to have snappy comebacks. I don’t know who told him that role reversal was allowed but that person should be shot.
When attending family Reviews of Your Life This Past Year Christmas Parties, there are a number of things you can do to ensure your survival.
One should never sit too close to the Aunt who insists on pinching your cheeks – that is a given … and of course never sit too close to Grandma because someone has to chew her meat for her.
You can also suck it up and for once in your life dress modestly. (go ahead and look that up in the dictionary, I can wait …) If there was ever a time for sensible underwear and and longer skirts this is it. You know someone is going to walk in on you in the bathroom … most likely Uncle Jethro (again) so you either want those plain white cotton things, OR a skirt that you can cover yourself with as you sit.
I usually go for the skirt …
It also avoids a lot of those stories that start with, “Back in my day young women never ….” which is usually a story about young women that these people heard of or read about – they just think they can get away with it because most of their partners in crime are no longer with us. You will be able to tell those made up stories some day too … when you are older … and someone passes you the “making all the young people’s lives miserable” baton.
If you don’t have one that long I recommend draping a table cloth and using a nice belt. If it is crocheted … even better … both lace and crochet are big this year.
Skip the doilies though … the pineapples never hit you where they should …