Monday, March 11, 2013

A Single Mom's Guide to Inviting Your Ex's Girlfriend to Dinner

My children and I were invited to dinner with Lawn Boy and his ex wife at his children's request. Altogether, it went better than I anticipated, but I did come up with a few helpful hints, should you find yourself in my shoes ~which, consequently, were flats... cute flats, but flats nonetheless.  Stay with me, this in an important piece of information....*winks*
1. Making comments like, "You know you have found the right match when you order your meat cooked the same way," makes everyone feel uncomfortable.

2. If you ask the girlfriend to take a picture of you, your ex, and your children, you might want to give YOUR boyfriend, with whom you have been texting the ENTIRE meal, a head's up so he doesn't text inappropriate things while the girlfriend is holding your phone.

3. Warn your sister that friendliness is much appreciated, but offering to let your ex husband's girlfriend eat off your plate so she can try your meal is a bit over the top. 

4. You may want to leave your platform, stiletto, FMPs at home for the evening. Even if it is all about image, this is probably not the one you want to project when you are at a child-centered dinner.  

5. If you do wear said shoes, practice walking in them first and call ahead to the restaurant to find out how their floors are surfaced. If they are tile, wear different shoes.

To think, I passed on yoga for this.

And I didn't even order a glass of wine with my dinner!


16 comments:

Angelwithatwist said...

BWHAHAHA.. yeah you are a bigger woman than I am. But wait let me tell you that ALL of our family functions include my sister's FIRST husband along with her and her current husband. They are all great friends which I think is awesome, especially for the kids who are grown now.

The Dose of Reality said...

When I read that you had this dinner, I was hoping you'd write about it! The photo with boyfriend texting...hahahaha. You are a good sport!! --Lisa

Paula Jones said...

lol! love it, new follower (and Southern girl as well) from SITS~ Paula www.callmepmc.com

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

Yay! You wrote about it! Advice well taken - I will stick with cute flats and abstain from texting the BF during dinner!

Mimi B said...

Ha! I'm going to keep this advice nearby! And I'm going to be so tempted to read the texts! hahahaha

Diane said...

At least everybody got along okay. AWKWARD on seeing the boyfriend's texts though!

Did she bust her butt in the stilettos?!

xtraleo said...

Oh no, I'm wearing my FMP. It's gotta happen! Lol. Andrea @ be-quoted.com visiting from SITS.

B. Jenkins said...

LOl...lol at the text comment! So funny. Glad the dinner didn't turn out too bad! :-)

Andrea B. said...

*smh*

Tricia said...

That is awesome. Not for you, but it made me laugh. :)

Tettelestai said...

Oh holy cow, that made me chuckle! See, I read that and think she was feeling VERY insecure because she went over the top trying to appear put together. By handling the thing with class and humor, you actually pulled it off :-)

Shell said...

Oh, my. I bet this was so entertaining. Well, for anyone who just got to watch. Maybe not for the participants. ;)

gretchen said...

HA! Yes, sounds VERY much like the mom in my advice column! Sounds like you handled it all well.

Jennifer West said...

Wow! I had to come visit when I read this headline! Kuddos to you for handling it all well. Stopping by from the Saturday Sharefest at SITS! Hope you get a chance to stop in. _ Jen @ PinkWhen.com

Heather said...

Holy Moly! You are awesome! I can't believe you had to sit through that. Well at least it gave you plenty to laugh about!

Babes Mami said...

To be a fly on the wall...