Friday, June 09, 2006

Morning, Already?

Normally I'm a morning person. You may have noticed the time stamps on my posts are generally early. It's when I do my best thinking. But some mornings? Some, I'm just not quite there. This morning I get up, pull on a skirt and shirt. Button the shirt, starting, as is my habit, in the middle. (Women readers of a certain upper voluptuity will likely recognize this manoeuvre: you start at the breasts so the rest of the shirt falls properly.) Then down to the bottom, then the button or two above the middle where I started. It may seem unnecessarily complicated to you, but I've done it this way for about three decades (like, since I got breasts), and it works just fine. Until today. "Hey, mum," says Emma from across the breakfast table, as Arthur, first child to arrive, plays at our feet. "You're flashing the planet." I look down. Seems, in my atypical morning muddle-headedness, I got distracted partway through the proceedings. (Distraction during the rest of the day, well, given that I work with a half-dozen toddlers, could it be otherwise?) I'm buttoned from the middle down, but not from there up, resulting in a generous display of flesh and an indiscreet, though not unappealing, sweep of rose and chocolate lace. Which would account for Arthur's dad's odd behaviour at the door this morning...


Blogger Granny said...

I've been teaching the girls to button from the bottom up. If the bottom button is right, the rest usually fall in line.

That would certainly leave a large gap though.

6/09/2006 07:57:00 a.m.  
Blogger MsSisyphus said...

T-shirts. T-shirts can save a multitude of embarrassments.

Oh, and LMAO! I can only imagine Typhoid Marty's expresion. (snicker)

6/09/2006 08:08:00 a.m.  
Blogger Peter said...

I wish I could have dropped my kids off at day care today.

6/09/2006 09:34:00 a.m.  
Blogger kittenpie said...

well, at least it was a pretty one, not some boring old practical bra! Funny, I usually go from top down, since I can more reliably see where I'm at at the top buttons.

6/09/2006 09:55:00 a.m.  
Blogger So-Called Supermom said...

THAT is hysterical!!!! Hope the day gets better!

6/09/2006 12:01:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

I think you made Arthur's dad's day. :-)

6/09/2006 12:28:00 p.m.  
Blogger Kristen said...

Oh NO! LOL! I didn't even think about the parents dropping off!!

6/09/2006 12:36:00 p.m.  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Oh dear. Bonus for Arthur's dad!

6/09/2006 01:46:00 p.m.  
Blogger L. said...

I`m surprised the kids didn`t say anything first -- they usually first to notice something like that, and say, "HEY! I CAN SEE YOUR UNDERWEAR!!!"

6/09/2006 02:14:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Geez, men!! Don't worry, every once in a while you're allowed to be muddle-headed. Besides, if ya got it, flaunt it, eh?

Have a great weekend, but try not to flash anymore youngins...=>

6/10/2006 12:59:00 a.m.  
Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said...

Too funny. One time I forgot to change out of my pajama pants.

I am surprised Arthur didn't comment though. Mine would have all laughed hysterically and yelled, "You're nekkid! Look, she's nekkid!!!"

6/10/2006 01:19:00 a.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Granny: HA! Too funny. I like to think that even on my fuzziest mornings, I'd notice that I had only the bottom button done up!

MsS: He was really uncomfortable. Wouldn't make eye contact, was looking all over the place, anywhere but me, and beat the hastiest retreat I have ever seen him beat. Very funny, now that I know what was going on. (Though it might have been nice for him to say, "um, I think maybe, your shirt, um..." before fleeing.)

I usually wear t-shirts. Perhaps I should just stick with them from now on...

Peter: So sorry you missed out. I can't post pictures, either, because it's not that kind of site!

Kittenpie: If I start at the top, the bottom always ends up uneven. Which probably tells you something about me. And, KP? All my bras are pretty ones. It's a small luxury I allow myself. :-)

ScSM: MY day was fine, and you know, a lot of guys might have seen this as a great start to the day. Poor old Arthur's dad was only mortified... LOL

MamacitaTina: That would be a resonable assumption, but no, the poor fellow was only really, really embarrassed. Which is probably why he didn't tell me!

Kristen: Thankfully, only the one parent had arrived before Emma spotted it. Saved by the kid with no hesitation to just spit it out!

Kimmyk: Well, I would have thought so. It was a very pretty bra, and the contents of it aren't too shabby either... ;-)

L: I think the only reason it didn't fall out that way was that it was Oblivious Arthur. Of course, it WAS a kid who told me eventually, just a much bigger one.

Jennifer: I generally don't flaunt it to the daycare dads - bad for business! Or, bad for the business I'm in... The younguns are gone now, so I can do all the flashing I like. Pays to keep one's husband happy... :-)

KEP: Yup. Anyone but Arthur. George and Darcy would be more likely to ask "Why is your shirt all open like that?"

6/10/2006 09:22:00 a.m.  
Blogger CINDY said...

hope you tell us if Arthur's Dad changes his future drop-off routine.

6/10/2006 12:03:00 p.m.  
Blogger mo-wo said...

Tell me you made that up. Will the wickedness that is Mary P never end? Oh God poor Arthur's dad. Hahahahahahahaha

6/12/2006 12:15:00 a.m.  
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6/12/2006 12:16:00 a.m.  
Blogger Andie D. said...

I'm just catching up with your posts (obviously) and I'm laughing AGAIN!

And you know what? I like that all of your bras are pretty. Dang. None of mine are at the moment. Time for a change....

6/12/2006 09:28:00 a.m.  

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