OPEN THREAD: Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Me Away... From My Mom

Who else is gonna remind me of easy ways to incorporate pink into my Kentucky Derby look?
Publish date:
May 6, 2016
open thread, pink, moms

I'm writing this week's Open Thread from a place I've never been before: Louisville, Kentucky! The folks at Longines — the fancy watch brand apparently pronounced like lawn-JEENZ and not LAHN-jih-ness like I'd been saying up until two days ago — made it possible for me to be here for the Kentucky Derby this weekend.

Today is Oaks Day here in Derbyland, and I kind of have no idea what that means. All I know is that I'm supposed to wear a pink dress. Or at least have some pink somewhere on me.

Guys, I don't have, like, anything pink.

So of course, when I realized this a couple days ago, I called my mother in a mild panic.

"I don't want to spend a bunch of money on something pink I'll wear for one day and never again," I lamented.

"Marce," she said calmly. "You have pink lipstick."

Leave it to my mom to state an obvious solution I'd completely overlooked.

I actually give my mom a hard time when she gives me really obvious reminders, like "Don't forget to pay your rent," and "Remember to pack underwear." It turns me right back into an eye-rolling teenager. But in this case, Captain Momvious saved the day! I packed several lipstick options to add some pink to my look so I won't get kicked out of Louisville or whatever happens when you fail to wear pink on Oaks Day.

And Mom: thanks for your sometimes no-duh reminders. I often need them more than I let on. Happy Mother's Day!

For today's Open Thread, y'all, let me know:

  • Are you more likely to wear pink in your clothes or in your makeup?
  • Do you rely on your mom for the occasional reminder on how to adult?
  • How are you spending this weekend?
  • What else is on your mind?