Friday, September 05, 2008

Thursday Afternoon

The Mayor bugged me  about the dress for a week.


"You promised you'd show it to me," he reminded me again yesterday afternoon.

I don't know what made him interested in my wedding dress, but he demanded that I show it to him.

After I fetched the dress from the far reaches of our cedar closet and untangled it from its many wrappings, The Mayor asked me to put it on.

The Rooster joined the action too.

"Put it on, Mama!!"

[How odd to slip into one's wedding dress on a Thursday afternoon...]

The dress is too big for me now, but every detail about it reminded me of my wedding day.

I stepped into a pair of high heels so the dress wouldn't drag on the floor and then I paraded past K.

"Will you marry me?" I asked.

"Gladly!" he said with a smile.

The Mayor and The Rooster sat on either side of me on the couch while I showed them our wedding album and told them stories about the day.

They had never seen it before and were fascinated for a whole... oh... five minutes or so before they grew weary of the activity.

[Where is every day the same? Oh, yeah. That would be right here.]

As the children scrambled off the couch leaving me halfway through the album, The Mayor stopped and turned towards me.

My too-big wedding dress slid off my shoulders awkwardly.

The Mayor gave me a long look.

"Mom," he said, "I can see your boobs."


42 comments:

Kyla said...

How sweet. And hilarious, of course, this is the House of Joy after all.

Mel said...

I love your babies. And I love how well you can encapsulate that feeling of time spent with them.

Am I doing okay? said...

Oh, I wish you would have posted a picture. And - on my way over, I typed: o the boys. TGIF.

Omaha Mama said...
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Omaha Mama said...

Boobs! Another B word to add to the list!

My wedding dress is sadly too small now and has never been cleaned. It has 7-year old margarita stains that I wonder if I'll ever regret. I've almost given it to Goodwill once or twice, but keep it for when my girl is of age to wear it for Halloween or something. I figure we can wash it in the bathtub or something.

This comment, I realized just now, is very long and will likely become a post! :0)

Abbynormal said...

hawhaw my husband says the same thing to me.

Diana said...

Well, at least you know if you're ever indecently exposed in public he'll be the first to let you know. ;)

Sounds like a great way to spend a Thursady Afternoon, by the way.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

BWAAAAHHAAAAA!

Grim Reality Girl said...

I agree with Mel.... in the years to come you will look back at these posts and you will be SO glad you blogged when your kids were so young.
::::Sigh:::::: Wish I'd started sooner :-)

Wonder what Freud would say about the Mayer commenting on seeing your rack?

Tranny Head said...

Good for you! I think most people have .. um ... the opposite problem. Where it doesn't fit because it's too small.

Oh - and I also want to say that I REALLY wanted to sell my freaking dress, but my mom went all sentimental on me and was all "wah wah keep it for your daughter."

Whatever. It's in a box up there - I wish it were sold!

Don Mills Diva said...

Just like a boy to cut the sentimental stuff...

flutter said...

why buy the milk when....

Circus Kelli said...

Now THAT'S the "B" word I was talkin about!

And yeah, Buddy makes sure to tell me when he thinks I need to 'cover up', too.

JCK said...

Your Thursday afternoons are fun and HOT.

Vodka Mom said...

I love those moments when you re-tell stories to your kids! Although, I try to stay dressed when I am doing it. :-)

zellmer said...

What a fascinating post, especially the back story about your weight loss. I had no idea. You really do seem like you were born, and have always lived, in that skinny pretty package. Proud of you for losing the weight. NO wonder you are a swim in the morning fanatic. I just lost a bunch of weight, too, and I can't stop running because I am terrified of gaining it back.

I wish you had posted a photo of yourself in that dress. Hint. Hint.

Lizzi said...

I was going to be all snarky at you about the "too big" part (wish I had that problem!), but that's just too funny!

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Too sweet.

I used to love looking at my mom and dad's wedding pictures.

Now I have to go dig out ours...

Jenifer said...

We need a photo! I liked the part about everyday is the same. I always say it is like a living version of Groundhog Day.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

How very typical of kids. Junior Mayhem barged in my room today and was most indignant that I was naked. (How dare I just come out of the shower!) "Mom, I wanted to see what you were wearing not your naked booty!"

I mean, really....the audacity of me....naked in my own room! *sigh*

Little Nut Tree said...

I'm just trying to decide what to do with mine. 4 weeks married today and I'm thinking eBay or keeps?

Can't decide....

Bon said...

he'll be a fine groom someday. ;)

Joie said...

Oh please post a wedding picture!

Virtualsprite said...

It's funny how kids get caught up in all that.

I'm just glad our kids were there when we finally got married (yeah... cart before the horse and all that.) so they'll never have to wonder. :-)

GoteeMan said...

you have me smiling again...
and you have adorable children...

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

Anissa Mayhew said...

Awww, my son was all "why were you so fat?" about my wedding pictures....I get to say "cause you see that ittty bitttty baby? That's you. You do the math.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I love this image of you parading around in your dress for your kids (minus the whole boob thing; I'm not going to imagine that!). Sadly, my dress would be a bit tight now. Pre-wedding nerves shrunk me to a waif which isn't exactly what I'd want now, so I'm ok with leaving the dress in the dry cleaning box until my kids want to play with it.

verygoodyear said...

I've only just stumbled across your blog, but I adore it! Thanks for sharing these little peeks into your life :]

Rosie Scribbles said...

Fantastic! Children are so funny, and honest!

Mac and Cheese said...

No filter on their young mouths,eh?

Magpie said...

I never read your weight loss post before. Thanks for the pointer to it - it's rather inspiring.

Patois said...

What? No pictures.

Lotta said...

And where is the picture? Ahem.

I bet you looked beautiful when you filled your dress out too my friend.

Maureen said...

I hate you.... too BIG????

(Nah, I LOVE you... I just hate it that my dress mysteriously shrunk numerous sizes a few years after my 1980 wedding).

Now it hangs in our closet with a broken zipper. Thankfully I never can / will try it on to depress me even more.

Love the story.

tanya25m said...

The Mayor is just adorable!

nutmeg said...

But here is even better news: It won't work.

nutmeg said...

Ha! That was a Gloria Steinem quote that clearly does not apply to this post! I meant to type:

I want pictures! (Not the boobs!)

Stupid notepad!

Cece said...

I don't even have my wedding dress anymore. That day a button string snapped & my train couldn't be fastened properly so it dragged a bit all day. Then it got stepped on. then it got caught on a closing door that nearly knocked me on my butt! At the end of the night I was SO glad to be taking it off (not in that way lol) that we just balled it up & stuffed it into the suitcase before we headed to my sister's room for burgers & beer! I gave it to my grandma b/c she wanted it for the material to make something else. She never got around to doing anything with it and died 2.5 years later. I have no idea where the dress is now.

Laura said...

Too cute...and funny...you should have taken a photo!

bea said...

Sweet post. After a decade of marriage I don't even know where my dress is. Commenting also because I read your weight loss post of 1/07 and LOVED IT. Congratulations.

stepping over the junk said...

I love that your wedding dress is now too big. Usually, I hear people say they were once thin when they got married and then gained from there on out. My girls think when they see my boobs, is hilarious. I dont get it.

Gray Matter said...

Like father like son...
Yeah, I'm with them...too big? Bee-atch.
I keep thinking I should give mine away. Surely there is some underprivileged girl out there looking to be married in the mid-90's...hello drop waist?