Saturday, December 17, 2005

Everyone's Hungover and No One's Blogging Today

But, just for kicks, I'll give you a little story from my childhood that probably explains a lot about me.

My mother went out of town and took all the other children with her, leaving me with my dad, when I was about 2. She calls him the next day and asks him what he's going to do with me all day, and he lists a few babyish things and then says, "and then we'll change her clothes a few times, because that's her favorite thing to do."

And really, I'm not much different these days.

Edit: So I get the real story from my mother: "My mom had back surgery, so I brought Susan (the baby) with me, since Michael and Elizabeth were in school and Marcia was always good at entertaining herself. I called home to ask how it was going, and your father tells me Michael and Elizabeth had a good day in school, and then said, 'And you were right about Marcia, she changes her clothes all day and I just do her laundry.' You were three, and pretty good at changing your own clothes, and you did it all the time, mostly to change into that pink pleated gingham dress you loved with the little tiny pleats all the way around."

Which isn't much different, but I like the details.

And I'm going to look for a picture of that pink dress, because Mom's right, it was AWESOME!

18 comments:

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I guess I'll be the hungover one tomorrow. I'm doing shots of very expensive bourbon out of a plastic Tupperware salad dressing container.

Wish you were here! ;-)

Liz said...

That is the hottest "story of my childhood" that I have ever heard!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go nurse my hangover by drinking with Brenda!

Courtney said...

Not only hungover and blogging, but I have to be at a family party in 2 hours, and I need to bake brownies.
Michele sent me.

Raindrop Fairy said...

That's a cute childhood story.

colleen said...

When I'm home alone, my favorite thing to do is put on loud music and try on clothes.

I see the pink theme in your wedding picture...and further shoe theme in the boot one!

ribbiticus said...

won't take freud to figure that one out! lol!

i see pink was your wedding motif...naturally! best wishes to you and your groom!

michele sent me to say hi. :)

Kat said...

I'll have you know that while I was extremely hung over yesterday I still managed to blog several posts.

Lish said...

Hi Michele sent me. I'm hungover today, but I'm still blogging.

Joe said...

I was hungover yesterday so today it much better!

Here via Michele.

librarian pirate said...

I was hungover yesterday ... today, I am wondering why I have never heard that story!

Plain Jane said...

Thanksfully I'm not hung over despite copious amounts of those Twisted.. Twister... something.. cranberry drinks.

:D

Oh, and from Michele's! :)

surcie said...

Actually, I have never had a hangover. Am I missing out?

When I was a tiny girl, my favorite dress was pale lavendar with swiss polka dots. I wasn't into pink as a kid, but I love it now.

(via Michele)

Pearl said...

Does seem to be a quiet weekend in the blogsphere. Clothes are a joy, I agree.

Michele sent me.

lisa said...

Me too! My little sister was looking at old family pictures one day and told me, "I think you might have been a drag queen in your past life." hahahaha. My favorite was my easter dress which had a big white hat and a white "fur" wrap.

sage said...

I hope that guy you married came with an extra large washer! (or maybe you got one for a wedding present) Nice memories however.

dena said...

I love that story. Warmed my heart and made me smile because one of my son's favorite things to do at that age was change clothess.

visiting from michele's

markus said...

so the party was fun?

HelpMeBubba said...

love the story...so cute!