Thursday, September 11, 2008

Guest Post! Guest Post!

This is our very first guest post. ooooohhhh, how exciting. (that should be like an "ew" sound and not like an "oh" sound, by the way.) Anyhow, this comes from Liz of In Search of an Empty Nest. Thanks for taking us up on the offer!

You Are Invited.....

Invitations are dangerous things….especially ‘open invitations’. I mean, what if someone should actually take you up on your invitation. What if you were just saying it to be nice? What if you didn't really mean it?

When you were a kid, did your mother ever make you invite someone to your birthday party and you wished, and hoped, and crossed your fingers that they would say ‘no’? And then if they did come, how awkward was that? They were uncomfortable, you were uncomfortable, your friends were uncomfortable, and your mother just smiled and commented how sweet it was that you were making new friends. What was she thinking?

How about an open house? Do they really mean ‘open house’?? I don’t think they do. I know I don’t. I want a background check before you go through my house. I want you to fill out an application for admittance, and have a notarized statement saying that you are bonded, insured, reliable, and aren't just there to ‘case the joint’. I want security cameras in every room and a police escort as you go through. What are Realtor's thinking?

I was reading Ms. Adventures this morning and there it was….an invitation, nay, two invitations!! One to send in requests and one to guest blog. First, the requests….I have none. You are meeting and exceeding my blog reading needs. You have variety, you make me laugh, you make me think, you make me feel like I’m one of you. Second, Guest blog!! Oh no, I couldn’t, I shouldn’t, you mean you really want little old me to guest blog!! Okay, maybe they didn’t exactly invite me, personally, to guest blog, but you never know what you’ll get when you put out an invitation! MomBabe, what were you thinking?


diane said...

I love Liz. I'm so glad she wrote a guest post. I invite you all to comment.

heather said...

Are you saying you are the girl whose invitation should have been "accidentally" lost (sorry mom) ?
'Cause I'm a regular reader here, and I think you're great.

Annemarie said...

I love it Liz!! (I love liz, too!!)

Kimberly said...

Hee hee.

I WAS the kid that other kids moms made them invite.

You're a hoot!