For a new dress?
I should have stayed on it. I ended up with...if you recall...a choir uniform. White shirt, black skirt. B.O.R.I.N.G. But they fit.
Or so I thought.
There was a wedding this past weekend. The bride, a cousin of sorts - the groom - we know the family. I always enjoy weddings. I especially enjoy watching the front rows being ushered out and watching all the family resemblences. Seeing old friends from years gone by. Visiting. Cake.
When I got to the wedding I headed downstairs to put our card in the box. I ended up alongside the father of the bride, and we were talking photography. We enjoy sharing photography links and ideas back and forth to each other, and we were discussing wether he wants me to refer him as I still continually turn down senior photo calls. We discussed this down the first flight of steps and were on the landing with a bunch of little boys directly behind us when I felt a quick breeze on my ankles that confused me.
I looked down.
My skirt was right down there at my ankles. Dead serious. The bride's father...he kinda pretended he didn't notice, but I know he did cuz he stopped talking. I'm so onto him. I didn't hear the boys giggling...but I'm sure they were...cuz I know I was. I yanked it up real quick and went straight to the ladies room laughing the whole way. I mean, really....what else can you do? I laughed nearly thru the whole wedding...kind of a change for me, normally I bawl...but I had the giggles really bad. I was sitting all alone too, which I'm sure made for some curious glances.
All I could think of afterwards that had I taken just one more step...I would have walked right out of my skirt and not even been able to pull it up. Can you imagine?? Or tripped and taken a digger down those last few stairs making a real spectacle of myself. Oh...the what ifs.....
I managed to hold onto it then and pinned it up after the ceremony. darn skirts. I knew I wanted a dress.
So that's the story of how I lost my skirt in church.
I'm still laughing.....it's one of those things that I know will catch me laughing out loud as I'm driving alone.