Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sentences You Never Thought You'd Say, Ever
As my parents and I were finishing up dinner at their house, the phone rang. I'd linked the Caller ID on their TV, so my dad read it and called out, "You can pick it up!" I was the closest one to the kitchen phone as I'd been clearing some of the dinner dishes.
It was Dad's first cousin, one of the closest of the few relatives we know on my dad's side. She is YS's godmother, in fact. She and her husband had been doing maintenance at their NJ shore house for the weekend, and they came home to a very special phone message from YS.
We chatted for a bit, and then I passed the phone over to Mom for congratulations. They talked for little while--they both have experience as Mothers of the Groom. Mom admitted, "The only thing I'm dreading is having to look for a dress." Then she laughed and said, "Of course, I just got rid of all my Spanx because I thought, 'Well, I don't need these for anything!'"
"I think a special occasion calls for new Spanx anyway, Mom," I assured her.
And then we all laughed pretty hard at that.