See, I have been dreaming of it since the last time it shimmied at me from the land of online discount invite-only sale shopping. I didn't take the plunge, of course, preferring to "wait and see." And, then, I Googled the stuff to find out that a 40 piece set is like $600. For silverware. Oh, wait, I'm sorry - "flatware." Gotta get the lingo right if I'm going to play in the big leagues.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda. I think it was like $250 on Rue. And I was all like, "no way man, for silverware!?!?!" Oh, sometimes I am so naive it's not even funny. Kind of like last weekend when I went to a 5 year old's birthday party where the invite specifically said "no gifts." And I chatted with the mom in advance and asked, "really, no gifts?" And we did the "we don't need no pile 'o plastic junk" dance together and all was right with the world.
And then, at the party? So totally did all the other kids show up with gift bags full of tissue paper and probably eco-sourced wood toys or something. Ahhh. Naivete is so refreshing, right? Not. I was actually not horrified, since we had a playdate on tap for the actual birthday day, and this little 5 year old-to-be is quite a fixture in our lives, so I was planning to send a gift then anyway. You know, all personal and shit. Anyone who assumes I was caught unawares and without gift simply has not been paying enough attention. I have bought, and wrapped, 40% of next years Christmas presents already. I have birthday presents for children ages 3-8 coming out the wazzoo. Right now, today, if you told me that a family of 6 was dropping by tonight and it was, surprisingly but not impossibly, the anniversary of each and every family member's birth, I'd be all like, "no worries, just let me wrap a few last things."
Yeah, I'm that good.
But perhaps still a tad naive.
The good with the bad. I got that.