When Julia and I went shopping in Lexington, I bought a pretty dress, thinking, “This would be perfect for Marcus and Danielle’s wedding.” But I brought it home and tried it on and Roger didn’t like it. He’s of the opinion that you wear long dresses to weddings, not short ones. (This one was knee-length.) I think if it was already summer and he was used to seeing people run around in shorts and short skirts, he wouldn’t have thought anything of it.
But, whether he’s right or wrong… I’m always more comfortable wearing clothes that I know my husband likes. I won’t let the dress go to waste – I’ll enjoy wearing it. (Probably on a date with him on some evening when he looks me over and decides that he likes that dress after all.) But until then, I’ve decided to keep my eyes open for something that we both like.
Today I was at the post office in Jackson…. all by myself… and I couldn’t resist running next door to the opportunity store to see if there were any treasures waiting for me. Oddly enough, I happened along on the day of their 10-cent sale. (They do this twice a year to make space for the next season’s clothing.) And in the back of the store, with the formal dresses, I found a long, light purple dress in my size. I bought it and I couldn’t help laughing out loud as I carried it out to the car – wouldn’t it be fun to wear a 10-cent dress to my little brother’s wedding?
This time when I tried the dress on, I got Roger’s full approval. Ha- I just might wear it after all.
Avery’s dress for the wedding may be just a little more difficult, however… When she heard that Malin was asked to be a flower girl in the wedding, her reaction was, “Mom, can I be a fairy for Marcus’ wedding??”
Even though she has several beautiful dresses hanging in her closet, I told her we could buy her a special new one to wear to the wedding. I thought it would be a simple compromise – that wearing a brand-new dress would make the day special for her and help her forget her notion that this is an occasion for a costume. So now I have another dress to keep an eye out for.
She wants it to be blue… with wings.