Thursday, October 20, 2011
Ten on Tuesday
2. In case you didn't see on my Facebook, Betsy is famous.
The Tweed Run (read about it on the blog below) was on Saturday (in NYC) and her family was photographed and then put on a fashion blog, Unabashedly Prep. From there she was reblogged and even pinned. It's really interesting to watch how fast you can travel on the Internet and the judgements people can make about you just by looking at one picture. One person felt this way, "This family cannot possibly be happy. They are too well dressed. If those parents spent half as much time tending to their children’s emotional needs as they do dressing them in stylish sweater vests, we wouldn’t have another John and Kate problem on our hands." Really? You got all of that from just a picture of a family who dressed up for an event? Whatever angry blogger. Here's another one from a blog called How to be my Boyfriend and it says, "you must want and love children as much as she does and agree to the weird bohemian names she plans to call them." That one is actually more on the money.
3. Betsy is really really ticked at Tori Spelling for naming her third child Hattie. I don't know how she will let her know how mad she is, but she is mad. How dare she steal her name! Whatever Donna Martin.
4. I have come up with a new job for myself. I want to be a bridal registry consultant. I have been married for almost 15 years now and I look around the house and still see wedding presents. Some good, some bad. Some have been gone for years (think navy towels and lots of themed margarita glasses). Let's face it, twenty somethings, about to get married, have no idea what they will actually use or what they need. This is where I come in. I will take you to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and instead of letting you run wild with the scanner gun I will show you what will help you in your kitchen. You will not register for crazy colored sheets. You will get white sheets and white towels. We will go for quality cook wear and knives. (We might need to bring in your local Cutco dealer and let him set up a separate registry.) Don't go to your local boutique and register for a bunch of cutesy stuff that you will be sick of way before your 5th anniversary. Let me guide you. (My all time favorite wedding present was a homemade quilt. It has been on every picnic and snuggles on the couch with you anytime you need it.)
5. It's Halloween time. My parents did Halloween when I was really little but then they read a book or went to some conference that told them they were worshipping Satan, so we stopped trick or treating. We started going to Hallelujah parties where you were only allowed to dress like someone from the Bible. Picture a ton of angels, Marys, and sheppards. Betsy was the fruit of the Spirit one year. She wore a leotard and had balloons pinned on her as the fruit. If only I could find a picture. (For the record, we thought the parties were lame.) I know lots of Christians don't participate and I am totally fine with that. You get to decide how to raise your children. I do like how the Joy in this Journey mom puts it here. And since this is my blog and I can say what I want, I will say that in my adult life I have never met a person who questioned their faith or the faith of their parents based on how they celebrated (or didn't celebrate) Halloween, Christmas, or Easter. Just sayin'. (On the other hand, Packy and I walked out of Party City because it was way too scary for either of us. Cute costumes, I like. Adult scary stuff, I do not.)