Scroll Back Tag!
Rules of the Tag.
1. link back to the person who tagged you.
2. scroll through your archives to any post that you feel deserved a little more love than it received. maybe back from when you first started blogging and didn't have as many fans.
3. re post it
4. tag 4 bloggy friends to do the same.
I chose A Word Of Advice from November 2007. I chose it because I was asked to re post it before so I thought some of my new readers might enjoy it. Also it is HIGHLY embarrassing AND has a life lesson...ahhhh I love how I can share my humiliation with y'all in the hopes that IT NEVER HAPPENS TO YOU. I am cool like that....You. Are. Welcome
Before leaving the house to drop your child off at school, take a moment and get dressed. Don’t say to yourself, “self, the school is just a few blocks away, why get dressed when you are just going to come home and shower?” instead tell yourself, “self, you could end up in a little fender bender and may indeed need to get out of the car, better put some clothes on, yes that includes a bra.”
So yea today was just a little bit of an embarrassing life lesson for me. I dropped Jordan off at school this morning and watched her walk for a little while, thinking…"aww she is looking so cute today” and as I went to drive out of the ‘drop off zone’ I felt a little tap from behind. “Oh no” I think, “not today, today I am wearing a 10 yr old (at least) yellow nightgown with stars and moons on it, slippers, MAJOR bed-head, no make up (thank goodness I shaved my legs last night) and no bra!! AAAAhhhh NOT TODAY! what should I do? I am NOT getting out!" The nice gentleman in the suit gets out and says, “I am so sorry about that, I just wasn’t paying attention and started to roll. There is no damage to your car and mine is just the headlight a little scratch.” (panic panic..has he noticed I am in my nightgown?) “oh um OK, then no biggie” I say. He looks at me and says, “You can come look there really isn’t any damage to your car.” really? no thanks “Oh umm OK, nah I trust you, it’s OK” (panic panic…please don’t ask me to get out of the car…pleeeeease!!) “Really ma’am your husband would probably want you to at least check.” (Oh NO he diD’nT..this is MY car, my beautiful Durango that my husband bought ME for my birthday…don’t tell me what MY husband would want me to do!!) but instead I said, “oh um OK, hee hee I am in...ummm...my nightgown, uh embarrassing, hee hee” and he just steps back to allow me to open the door and get out!! So in parent DROP OFF zone traffic I get out of my car and walk around to the back and look… "yep you are right no damage, um OK have a nice day” I say heading back to the safety of my car. And 3, THREE cars drive by and roll down their windows to shout out words of wisdom and unsolicited advice, “it always happens on the one day you don’t get dressed” and “uh oh, that’s embarrassing” and “oh no poor yoooou” ....UGH. why why WHY??? why today...?
I pretty much laughed my butt off the whole 2 minute drive home…I have a love/hate relationship with life lessons where I look like a total jack ass…but whateveah.
This is another reason why Big Daddy does all of the driving to and from school now...yep I'm a fast learner.
I tag April Showers, Memoirs of a Mommy, AVT COACH and Three Weddings