6 08/20/2012 parenting Family

excuse me, we are WASPS


I just got an email from a mom of an artist- I like her very much and adore her daughter- but don’t know them much outside of the studio.

In my reply email she asked of my name change  in my signature line -which has reflected over the last several months my maiden name  (but with my previous married name in brackets). Admittedly a little confusing – but for fear of losing any business momentum.
“Did you get married?”
I said ‘No, but I will one  day’ and made the light of it that I feel. Truly.
She felt terrible for prying and said. “Sorry, I am a terrible insensitive foot in the mouth”
When I think about it now  that reaction has a slight implication that my life is less than or that the question would hurt a little. Although it was meant very well.
I could not wait to respond quickly “No ! I hate safe distance and love all questions”
It made me think about how I am a recovering WASP and I really want to be less private than I was raised to be. I love to connect with people and show them my human side. Fact is I almost can’t bear to go back and forth with the BS that is otherwise the norm. You know what they say about a WASP – it is all stiff upper lip until you get 6 Scotches in you and the pearls come off.
Life is short. Give me the hard questions.
  • Alice

    ha, I have far too little filter, and it has its own problems! 😀

  • Tracey

    I love you moar. And I’ve got them bones too, only they’re deeply buried beneath the layers of scotch. *twirls pearls around finger* Heh. 😉

  • http://www.myfamilyisnotbroken.wordpress.com Nancy

    oh jilly that is not me- I don’t need any truth serum. And you know I can’t drink much!

  • jill

    6 Scotches? I’m impressed!
    Sounds like you had a great summer with the short people. Looking forward to seeing you in the land of the taller people.

  • Nancy

    I love you because there isn’t a single wasp bone in your bod!

  • Tracey

    I love this… xox

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