In other news, I can. not. WAIT! to give Alise Taylor Swift tickets tonight!! I have them wrapped up in a box with a sweet "Now that you are ten" letter attached to it (of course she doesn't "officially" turn ten until next Tuesday). We've had these tickets for nearly six months and she has NO idea!! I can't begin to tell you how many times I've wanted to just go ahead and tell her over the last two weeks! Friday morning, I needed to stop by the convenience store on the way to school to get some change, and while I was inside, the radio station announced that they would be giving TS tickets away on Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 am. When I got back in the car, I thought Alise was going into cardiac arrest telling me that we had to listen to the radio and could I listen at work so that I could win tickets! I said, "Alise? Do you even know where this concert is?" "Well, no. It's probably in Houston or somewhere like that." I said, "I'm not driving to Houston to see Taylor Swift! She's going to be in Baton Rouge next weekend. Maybe they're giving tickets away to that concert." "Yeah, mom! You're probaby right!" Probably? Really? Sunday night, a friend of mine posted a pic on Facebook of Taylor's 18 wheeler trucks pulling into Shreveport. I showed Alise the picture and she got this very sad look on her face. I feel guilty for building the excitement up, but oh, well! She deserves it! Because you don't know HOW many times I was ready to sell those tickets over her behavior and smart mouth!!
Just like this weekend! I went in her room Saturday morning to help her find a dress for a wedding we were attending later that evening and every. single. one. of her dresses where on her closet floor wrinkled to no end!! Seriously. How much effort is required to hang something up? Then she begins showing me where on the dresses they were dirty, so long story short, I got her butt in the car and we headed to town to find her a new dress. We tried on and tried on and we argued until I nearly lost my religion right there in the Dillard's dressing room! She already had a (dirty) green dress, but she was hell bent on getting another green dress! So I bought it just to shut her up! And then we had to buy shoes for her. And then she was STARVING! After all that, MAMA deserved a new dress! So I bought me a new one, too! Here's a pic of the dresses we started out with for her.
And then I went home and took a nap!
And then we all got gussied up for the wedding that evening! Oh, how I wish I could have gotten a pic of the three of us!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday!