Thursday, September 18, 2008

In Anticipation of Socialization

Next Monday, there's an open house at the boy's school.

Actually it's an Ice Cream Social, since there's gonna be ice-cream and unsuspecting parents will be forced to socialize with one another.

I'm a little nervous. This is new territory.

It'll be the first time I meet the parents of friends my children chose, instead of the other way around, you know, making my kids be friends with my friend's kids.

So this is kind of a big deal. Well, for me at least.

What will I wear? What will I say? Will I still have this enormous zit on my face?

If I make a fool out of myself, I'm screwed. That's the beauty of public school. All these people live in my neighborhood.

So if I do or say something lame, like maybe going off on a tangent discussing the nutritional values of ham vs. spam, people will remember.

Every time they see me walking down the street they'll say 'Oh there goes that spammy weirdo. Hurry. Get all the kids in the house before she sees us'.

So help me out here. Make me feel better. Come over and help me pick out an outfit. Say a prayer that I'll remember to shower that day and hopefully only get a little ice cream on my shirt [not a prayer that I won't get anything on my shirt....because for that to be possible, it'd require some sort of divine intervention.] Do your part to save my children from utter embarrassment [well, at least for a little while].

And in return, i just might let you know how it all turns out. If its not too painful, that is.

5 comments:

Tough Mama said...

You are going to be so fine. Why do you remind me of that chic from Weeds?

Mandy said...

Screw 'em. If they act like they don't like you it's because they are jealous because you are WAY cooler than they are. Don't sweat it.

Jen said...

You'll still look cute! Hey..make sure to accent your grey hairs! Just kidding!

Love you!

emily the mom said...

awwwwwww. thanks girls. i feel better already.

and Courtney, dude thats a HUGE compliment. I'm all about some Mary Louise Parker. and some pot. j/k. of course. maybe.

and jen, thanks for the support, i'm going to put both those hairs in a scrunchie. for sure.

Dusty Brown: said...

Dear E--
I am genuinely worried about you. You may not fit in. I mean, all of the other moms will probably gang up on you for still being thin and then...well, there's your cute sense of style. Hang in there! You'll make it out alive! and to quote me daddy, "Sugar, some people are just always gonna be jealous!"