not Posh

I get a precious few chances each year to dress up and go out in public with my man. I love to be fancy, but how practical are heels and pearls at the grocery? Every year at Christmas, we attend at least one, sometimes two, definitely-not-casual parties for Marvin's job, and sometimes, if I've been REALLY good, Santa brings me tickets for a fancy theater event.

Last night, I was looking over our calendar and asked Marvin if he knew when the parties were this year. As he casually told me that there were no parties this time, only dinners out after hours with the staff, my visions of a new dress dissolved in a cloud of disappointment.

Determined to squeeze at least one outing out of the season, I asked if he had looked at tickets for the ballet. We took Ava last year to see a matinee performance of The Nutcracker and she was completely enamored, behaving better than some of the adults around us! Oh yes, he informed me, Ava and I talked about that last night. She said how much she loved it, and was excited when I told her we'd go next year.

New dress, come to mama! I thought...and then...oh wait, he said next year. WHY???

I think I was yelling a bit as I complained to him about the disappointment his new boss was to me, cheating me out of my "Fancy Nancy" moment, and berating him for not thinking of ballet tickets for this year.

We dropped the conversation for the evening, in favor of paperwork and bedtime, but I'm bringing it up again, dang it! I want my new dress and uncomfortable shoes and sparkly earrings and chilly arms and smokey eyeshadow! Not fair that I should be deprived of my one evening of no stretch pants and pill-y cardigans...I'm just sayin'...

6 readers took time to leave a thought:

11arrows November 22, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

I always have this great thought of at least looking half-way nice when I get dressed in the morning. Like a nice skirt and blouse and maybe some jewelry. Then I look at my cozy cotton pants and realize I am not going anywhere OR I will wait until I have to go before I change into anything nice...then I realize how cozy I am and decide to STAY in my cotton pants. Therefore NEVER really seeing my post 11 kids body in much other than strethcy pants! Not because I can't, just would like a reason to do otherwise and it is just hard to find! :) I can identify with your desire to get dressed up!

I think maybe we may make a family date night! Dress up and set the table real pretty for dinner in the coming week! Why not! Thanks for the idea!:) You had no idea what effect you had on your readers!LOVE IT!

Chrysanthemama November 22, 2010 at 9:03 PM  

We all deserve to be a little "Fancy Nancy" during the year. I hope he comes through for you! :) Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you and your blog!

McSarah November 22, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

I hate finding things out about you thur your blog... dang it!!! Maybe WE should go out and be fancy nancys somewhere....hmmm where?

Kate November 23, 2010 at 7:45 AM  

HAHAHAHAHA! Bring it up girl...you DEFINITELY deserve a great night out with Marvin!!

Anonymous November 23, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

I don't "know" Marvin, but I wonder if he has something up his sleeve . . . .

Canadian Cathy

samantha December 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

Haha! Love it! Everyone needs a "fancy nancy" day at least once a year right!?

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