39 years old! How did this happen?!
Dad took me out a week ago for a little "pre-birthday" celebration. He treated me to a lettuce wrapped burger at Red Robins and some new birthday pants. It was a wonderful day. Memories were made. Laughs were shared.
Mom found this polka-dot dress at the Ralph Lauren Polo Outlet store. Though it was $119, she told me I should still try it on. I donned the dress, mom took a photo, and then I said, "Mom, there is no way you are spending $119+tax on a dress for me." I shut the door, and started to take the dress off, secretly hoping Mom would sneak up to the register to purchase the dress. Ha! Then, I heard Mom talking to the saleslady outside the door.
Saleslady to Mom: Can I help you with anything?
Mom: No, thank you. My daughter tried on some of your dresses, but this store is totally out of our price range. Can you believe it? $119 for one dress?!
Saleslady: Oh. (I heard the saleslady quickly shuffle away.)
I came out with the dresses I'd tried on. Mom and I chuckled the whole way out of the store. I love my mom's honesty!
I arrived home from a full day of shopping to a very HUNGRY husband. He had NOT been treated to a cheeseburger OR a shake. He wanted to go to GOODWOOD (a barbecue restaurant) for some more birthday celebrating. I eat meat, but only if it is burnt and does not resemble an animal. Watching him eat this bloody prime rib dipped in horseradish was a perfect way to end the day! (note my sarcasm)
When I think of my 39th birthday, I am not going to remember this bloody carcass. What I AM going to remember is that polka-dotted dress that I tried on and did not buy. It is the best birthday present I NEVER received!