Going through our archives, we came across this great post by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars from March 22, 2016 “Texts with My Daughters: Reebok Women Lunch” that we wanted to share in case you missed it the first time around.
I have said many times that a great Christmas gift would be a book, “Texts with My Daughters”. We have a family group text and many times it is pretty funny.
Take today, for example.
This text string was preceded by a discussion of the proper Spanish translation for “guinea pig”, recipes for cooking guinea pig and an admonition by me to leave my guinea pig the hell alone.
Ronda: Looking forward to seeing you guys today. I pulled my fancy watch out of the bank safe deposit box to look more professional.
Maria: Wait, is this a fancy thing? Like, I wasn’t wearing sweats but do I need to wear a dress?
Ronda: LOL. No, it’s like a brunch with grandma attire.
Maria: Ok. They sent us Reeboks to wear so I figured it was not suits/ ball gowns.
Ronda: I’m wearing Reeboks. I have like a Serena Williams look going.
Maria: Good, because my ball gown is at the cleaners.
Me: Since I am in fact a grandma, whatever I wear is grandma attire by definition. I’m going in footie pajamas – with Reeboks over them, of course.
Maria: Damn it. Now I have to change so we’re not twinning.
Jenn: What the heck are you guys doing?
Me: We’re going to some Reebok lunch. Do you own any granny attire? Oh, wait, that’s what you wear to work – ha ha . You can borrow my Reeboks. And I thought you were in Oregon.
Jenn (who is inexplicably not in Oregon): No, I’m cleaning my house, smart alec – bring me free shoes.
Me: What color?
Jenn: Not ugly.
(Since “not ugly” is not a color, it is evident why Jenn teaches history and not art.)
Julia (who is in Calculus class): I don’t know what we’re talking about but free shoes – sign me up!
Maria: Would a person wear jeans to brunch with grandma – like nice jeans, because I have been trying to determine what a Serena Williams look is and I got nothing. Eva just picked out my outfit for me.
Ronda: She wears dresses with sneakers.
Maria: Too late. You’re not the only one with a stylist, Ronda.
…. and those are just our texts when we’re getting dressed in the morning.