Confessional Friday: {Link Up}

It's Friday, gals. And around here, this day is reserved for good 'ol confession sessions. So let's get to it!

1.    I confess that I had to laugh yesterday, (and hard), about the following exchange I had with an Old Navy employee: So, I’m talking to a very sweet, very young girl as she rang up my purchases, (ahem, this amazing flannel), as well as some adorable little outfits for Caroline and some newborn gowns for Ainsley.

We were making small talk and she asked me when this baby was due. I told her our little princess was due in December and she congratulated me and said, “Oh, little girls’ clothing is SO fun!”

So naturally, as people do when making small talk involving the topic of children, I asked her, “Do you have kids?”

“No.”, she says, “But, I do have a dog!”

It was as matter-of-fact as I’ve ever heard. Apples to apples, Coke and Dr. Pepper, children and canines.

“Oh”, I deadpanned. “Yes. Just like a kid.” 

Poor thing is in for quite the awakening one of these days when she learns it isn’t typically a childcare best practice to crate train one’s toddler. But, man...that was funny.

(To be fair, I probably would have said something like that before kids, not thinking about it. It was hilarious and she was a doll, though.)

2.    I confess that you know your baby bump is getting big when you can feel your stomach resting on your thighs when you lean forward to type. (‘Tis as sexy as it sounds, my friends. Rawr.)

3.    I confess that I am downright giddy about the upcoming weekend’s festivities.

You’re dying to know more, aren't you? (Okay, well, just indulge me for a second. I don't get out much.)

We’re going to an Avett Brothers concert tonight and then, bright and early tomorrow morning, heading out for an overnight stay at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, a cool little town about 45 minutes from where we live. 

My husband, he is wise. He knows that it may be a good decade before we ever do anything alone again, (I kid…sort of), so he had the wherewithal to book us a fun babymoon weekend. Like, didn’t even tell me about the hotel thing until he’d already arranged and paid for it. (That’s a super edgy move for non-risk-takers like us.)

4.    I confess that we’re also going antiquing while we’re in Eureka and this makes me GIDDY. Stephen? Well, he’s a good sport and feigned enthusiasm when I chose that as my “activity”. He elected a beer tasting at a local brewery, which I will completely support, albeit Coca-Cola in hand. (Our rule is that each person gets to choose one activity that's totally something they want to do and the other person must go along with it.)

He gets six steins of beer; I get a nightstand that smells like a moth ball factory. Everybody wins.


And you? 


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  1. Oh that lil lady at Old Navy. A kid and a dog do NOT equal each other.

    have so much fun on your babymoon!

  2. Hey....give the Old Navy girl a break. That's often my response to people. Because a "No." seems so harsh when people lovingly ask if I have children. The "But I have a dog!" is sort of my softener so I don't get those "why don't you have children" stares in return.

    1. I agree Brittney! It's a bit awkward to just say no, so it's easier to follow that with something, anything.

  3. Sounds like you have an awesome weekend planned! Points for the hubby planning you a little surprise getaway!! I'm hopeful there will be a few pics to share next week ;)

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    1. Arkansas! BUT, I have a friend who loves in Clayton!! How neat!

  5. Your babymoon sounds lovely!! I love the rule that each person gets to pick something that they are really excited about doing. Great idea :)

  6. Ditto to what Brittany said. When you're struggling to get pregnant (like me!) and get that question, its easier to deflect by talking up your cute pooch and flashing an iPhone photo of your mutt instead of spilling brutally honest truth. i.e.: No we don't have kids, even though we've been trying for 16 months and see a specialist 3x a week and actually I'm ovulating today so I really need to finish up this convo and head home to my husband to try and make a baby...... err.. awkward???!

    Love your weekend plans! Have so much fun!

    1. Well, I do apologize if it offended anyone. Certainly not my intent. Just a funny observation from someone who is both a dog owner and a mom. Have a good day!

  7. I have to admit... I've always totally been the type that's thought my dogs are like kids. Buuuut... I know that will be a lot different than reality! Haha! I'm not looking forward to that moment leaning forward and the belly is resting on the thighs! I'm a couple months behind ya so Thanks for the heads up! ;) sounds like an amazing trip you and your hubs are going on! Enjoy!

  8. I visited Eureka Springs this summer. But it was not a terribly enjoyable drive from Branson, where we were staying.


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