Poinsettias & 5th Graders: November 30th, 2011
Outfit: Gingham shirt: JCrew Factory; Skirt: CAbi (handed down from Mom); Boots: Diba; Necklace: stella & dot; Belt: Forever 21
Check out my poinsettias! Buy one get one free at Jewel/Osco, baby. Go forth and deck the halls!
I feel like I’ve worn this shirt about a million times now, but I just love it. It’s so easy to style with pretty much any skirt or pant. I bought this necklace for our rehearsal dinner originally (because I needed some statement jewelry involved with the big day), but also wore it for our engagement photos and for my birthday (had to make some little exceptions).
Had my first “kids asking about the wedding” experience today. My three fifth grade girls were the sleuths. I was proud of myself for being very quick and to the point about it, but OH THE QUESTIONS. Did he just dump you? Who broke it off? Did you get your money back? Oh my God did you return your dress? Why can’t you get married? When were you supposed to get married? What will you do for Christmas now? They were very sweet, and I was just proud of not crying in front of my students. If anything I probably sounded a bit detached about it, but oh well. I’d rather err on that side with this particular audience. The idea of being thought of as their poor, spinster, dumped speech teacher is a little mortifying. I’ll admit I made the parting of the ways sound more mutual than it really is in my mind.
Anyway. Enough babbling. I still have lots of parents and students who are bound to ask about the wedding at some point, so I may as well get used to it. Would love to have it all over with, but I think it’s just a smidgen socially awkward to blurt out “SO BY THE WAY I’M NOT GETTING MARRIED ANYMORE!” at the start of each speech session. I’m supposed to teach social skills?! What?!