My husband and I just celebrated our 15th anniversary. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Some friends agreed to babysit overnight for us. We went to Fayetteville which is about an hour away. We enjoyed some child-free meals and a nice hotel room. We ended up going to the local mall Thursday night because it was too smoky to walk outside due to a forest fire near the NC coast. I haven't been to a mall in a long time, and now I remember why.
Friday, we went to the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens. It was beautiful. I highly recommend a trip there. I want to go back when the camillias are in bloom. The weather was breezy and surprisingly comfortable. We had a nice hand-in-hand stroll.
On these excursions, I observed a lack of fashion sense among the late teens/early twenties crowd. Granted, I am no expert. You may laugh at my "mom uniform" of jeans, a T-shirt, and tennis shoes, but I can assure everyone that nothing is showin' that shouldn't be. I would now like to address some of those young people.
To the young men with your pants falling down to the point you have to use one hand to hold them up: Congratulations on your weight loss! It is a great accomplishment to lose those 50 extra pounds. I think you should all get together and write a diet book. Then maybe you can afford some pants that fit or maybe JUST USE A BELT! I do not want to see your underwear!
To the young ladies with the low, low rise pants or shorts: I don't want to see your underwear either. If someone walking behind you can tell that you are wearing a thong, your pants are too low.
To those wearing mini skirts: BE CAREFUL HOW YOU BEND OVER! Enough said.
To the mothers-to-be with the exposed bellies: Congratulations on your expected bundle of joy. I know that you are excited and want everyone to know, but most people can tell that you are pregnant without full flesh exposure. If I was mistaken about you being with child, my apologies.
To the tube top wearers: If you choose to wear one, please be aware that your bra straps will show at the top. Yes, even the flesh colored ones show. If you chose not to wear a bra, gravity is taking its toll and I could tell.
To the lady wearing 3 inch white heels at the botanical garden: What were you thinking? I know they matched the rest of your expensive white outfit, but you were touring a garden. Gardens have dirt and grass. High heels sink. I know you suffered. Sorry if you saw me giggle.
I hope I have the sarcasm out of my system now.