I'm haunted by this and am a little embarrassed to admit it, but the truth is I wanted a chance to explain myself and that didn't happen today and now it's over and I am pretty sure I won't get a chance without looking like a weirdo to explain myself so here goes; I will explain here :)
This morning I was dropping Miles off at school. We were at the sink washing hands when another mom said to me "You guys always look so nice!" I was surprised by the comment to be honest and babbled something about how it must be because we get up so early (WHAT THE HECK!?!? That doesn't even make sense) and I went on to stumble over something as I backed up to make my random comment. Cue the embarrassment! Miles finished up his hand washing and drying and we walked away to pursue the day.
I walked out and immediately felt "haunted" by my comment. I had one of those thoughts about how I would have TOTALLY responded differently and put together my response for when I saw her at pick up. It went something like this, "I am embarrassed by my random reaction to you when you complimented us this morning. I don't even think I said thank you! So thank you, it was very sweet of you to say and I appreciate it so much!!"
This isn't a big deal in the whole midst of life, but it got me thinking about how we present ourselves in public. I used to enjoy getting Acilia ready for school, she was in afternoon preschool so we had leisure time in the morning to pick adorable outfits and do her hair really cute, I loved it! Nowadays though, we are rushed in the morning and let's face it, boys just aren't as fun to dress, his wardrobe isn't even a 1/4 of what Acilia's was when she was his age and that was something I came to terms with, so this morning hearing "You guys always look so nice" just really threw me off. In a good way of course :) I should have just said "THANK YOU!" Couldawouldashoulda!!
I do feel like an idiot now!