Tonight we were having our neighbors over for dinner, so instead of showering and putting on my pajamas like I usually do, I showered and actually got dressed. Caroline immediately picked up on it and said “Mama, where are you going?” I told her I wasn’t going anywhere but that Mama and Daddy were having some friends over for dinner. Oh! She got so excited! “Oh Mama I want to stay up and would like to visit with them!” She danced around and sang and by the time they knocked on the door she was so keyed up that she greeted them with about a hundred words a minute.
She definitely got the social bug gene from her daddy. He loves to meet new people, make some small talk and basically branch out. I love to be social but usually just with people I know and love. I’m not a big fan of small talk and prefer to cut straight to the good stuff. My friends have always said that when I talk about making a new friend they know it must be someone really special because I’m not one to just make friends for the sake of having more friends. But Caroline, that girl loves to strike up conversations with new people. She is her daddy’s girl in that aspect for sure.
Speaking of her daddy, I am glad to see on MSN entertainment news that the new hot leading men in movies are trending toward being “retrosexual”. In a nutshell, pretty boy is out and manly man is in. I am all about this trend. I can say that I am married to the original retrosexual. While he is nice looking, he is very masculine and certainly not in to what he wears or if he’s perfectly groomed. My best friend Gulley and I have always said that our belief is show us a dad with washboard abs and I’ll show you someone who’s spending too much time at the gym and not enough with his family. In my opinion, I’d take Vince Vaughn over Brad Pitt any day of the week. Not that I’d take either of them because I’m happy with what I have, but you get the point.