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Slightly embarrassed

2011 November 9
by elizabeth_admin

I think you should know that I’m a tattler.  I tattle on myself all the time — just ask my family.  And right now, I feel the need to confess and be honest with you.  Ok, here goes…

Elizabeth whispering: “I did not finish my son’s sweater in time for the holiday card photos.”

Did you hear that?  Yes, it’s true.  I was too busy and too tired from being busy when I wasn’t busy to finish his little sweater.  I have broken a 3 year tradition.  I am a bad mommy. 

On Sunday, we had our appointment with our photographer, Jennifer Weisbord, who is AMAZING by the way.  All I had left was the neck/armscye edging and seaming up the sweater to go until it was finished.  But, I just didn’t have the time and energy to do it.  And I didn’t want to do a half-ass job of it either.  So, on our way to our photo shoot, I bought Jack a RTW sweater.  *hanging head in shame*

Are you disappointed in me?  I am, a bit.  But I can only do what I can do.  I have limits to my time and energy.

In other news, I have gained a bit of weight back, so the cashmere curse fits again.  I don’t know whether to be relieved that I don’t have re-engineer it or disappointed in myself for this too.  So now all I have to do is raise the hem.  I might even be able to wear it tomorrow.  Who knows?!  We’ll see if I have the energy tonight to fix the hem after my dinner.


11 Responses leave one →
  1. Rosie permalink
    November 9, 2011

    Elizabeth, stop beating yourself up. You are a great mother no matter what! Who cares if you gained back a couple of pounds. I just went back (since I have missed so much) and looked at the “cashmere curse” and it looks fantastic IMHO. There is no shame in buying a RTW piece. Show me a person who hasn’t bought a RTW piece every now and then. Come on now, give yourself a break.

  2. November 9, 2011

    I agree with Rosie. Stop beating yourself up, silly girl! You rock!

  3. November 9, 2011

    I am just super impressed that you can organise yourself in early November to get holiday card photos done, never mind the sweater!

  4. November 9, 2011

    OH. PUH-LEESE. In the greater scheme of things, trust me, Jack was probably a lot happier that Mommy was not going completely over the edge on the whole sweater thing. And it certainly is a better answer than what I did with my son’s band uniform when he showed it to me 15 minutes before the school bus was scheduled to arrive and the pants had to be taken up. And what did I use? Let’s put it this way: Swingline Staplers: don’t leave home without ’em.

  5. November 10, 2011

    Amen, and amen again to Rosie’s comment!

  6. November 10, 2011

    Elizabeth, you are WAY too hard on yourself. You are a great mom!

  7. Sue permalink
    November 10, 2011

    You can’t do everything …. don’t feel you are a bad mom. I’m sure you are not.
    He will remember time spent and hugs given rather than a hand knitted jumper and that is what is important.
    And you look wonderful, btw. Don’t be so hard on yourself. 🙂

  8. November 11, 2011

    Don’t feel bad! You don’t even want to know how many gifts I have tried to make for others that ended up arriving months late. I’m sure your pictures will be wonderful, and that’s the memory you will treasure later!

  9. November 11, 2011

    Yep. You’re too hard on yourself. You work, have a family and a household to maintain. You are doing great!

  10. November 11, 2011

    Well, I just gave my mom her birthday/Mother’s Day gift last week. Only five months late. And I don’t have a kid to take care of!

  11. November 13, 2011

    Hi Elizabeth, I just saw your comment on my blog, but couldn’t find your email address anywhere. I would love to meet you, while I’m in NYC! I’m sure I can find some free time, regardless of Burda Style :). Please, contact me so we can arrange the meeting.

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