Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Non-Baby Bump

We moved into our house at the beginning of August after being homeless for the previous two months. During that time, everything was turned upside down and neither my husband nor I ever expected that it would take us as long as it did to find a house.  We had committed to attend a charity event back in May and forgot until the week of the event.  The Palette to Palate fundraiser was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas and featured numerous restaurants and vineyards who donated their talent and goodies to feed us as we browsed the art that was available for auction and sale.
Dress: Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique
Earrings: Teocalli; Necklace: Michael Kors via eBay
Minaudiere: DIY via this tutorial; Bangles: BlueNile
Shoes: Brian Atwood Fineday (2012)
During this fateful summer, everything fell by the wayside including pilates and healthy meals, as we managed with limited clothing and most importantly, a lack of space.  I probably gained about 8 pounds in two months and it was a struggle to find anything that fit the day of the event. This was the 7th dress I tried on and although I wasn't thrilled about the way it looked, I was relieved that it fit and away we went. When we arrived, we were greeted by friends and we tried to quickly make our way to our table.  Before we could sit, a woman that I've known for YEARS stopped me to exclaim, "Oh my God! Your bump is so adorable!" I was dumbfounded and if it had been ANYONE else, I would probably have had a smart response. Instead, because I know that this is one of the kindest women I know, I smiled and said, "Thank you!" just as my husband whirled me around to prevent a scene.  I was back in my pilates classes the following Monday!
What would you respond in that situation?


  1. Your response was perfect. Very nice,

  2. Thank you, Patrick! Sometimes it's hard to know where to draw the line between nice and doormat, but she really meant well and I knew that. She would have been MORTIFIED had she known!


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