“Hospitality is at the heart of Southern tradition. We may not always be happy to have so many visitors (just ask anyone on I-285 at rush hour), but we’ve always been warm and welcoming, and we’ve done all we can to make sure that they felt special under our watch. Southern girls know how to turn on the charm, and we do it with the same warmth and caring whether we’re talking to a multimillionaire or an auto mechanic. We’re all God’s creatures, after all, and we love everyone (even the woman who can’t remember our name after we’ve been introduced to her fine times, bless her heart).”
Although I will add, you don’t have to be Southern, to be hospitable.
Good manners start early! We got W her play kitchen, passed down from a friend, last week. She is obsessed with it. Can you tell? This was before church on Sunday morning. P.S. Don’t you love our Lilly dresses? 🙂
On Saturday morning, I had to wake W up at 8:00, which I hate to do. Anything is worse than waking a baby, while they’re in sweet slumber mode. But we had to make it to Shrek: Forever After, by 9:00, when all the pre-show festivities started, that the company my husband works for set-up at the movie theater. When we got there, they had free everything: a caricature artist, a photographer, a balloon maker, concessions, breakfast and fun Shrek ears and toys to play with. I was not expecting this at all. W loved it all, and both she and even E sat through the entire movie without a sound. Can you believe it? W even watched without the 3D glasses (she refused to put them on), and ended up watching it entirely a little blurry because it was 3D. I wonder what she’ll think when we take her to another movie, when it is actually clear.
Here’s the corny picture that was taken while there. I apologize for the blurry photo, it’s a photo of a photo. W is wearing the Shrek ears here, and the hubs is holding her flower balloon. You can kind of tell how tired she was in the beginning. By the end of the movie, she was dancing in the aisles. It was actually a good movie, scary in parts for little kiddos, but she didn’t seem to be bothered by it. So the movie was a success!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. My next giveaway will be announced. Yay to 150 followers!