I remember when Lady Lunch got started. It was about seven years ago, and I was a young Mommy with two small boys. My Mom invited me to choose a lunch spot for my Birthday, just for she and I, and I chose a darling little sandwich & salad shop downtown. Its residence is actually an old house and it's all decorated cottage-style. We sat down in the back room, surrounded by beauty and roses and pink and a beautiful garden view and I felt more like a lady than I had in such a long time. Don't get me wrong, I loved spending my days playing with Legos and trucks and dirt, but using crystal and pretty tablecloths and sipping rose tea was pretty appealing too.
Then our waiter came. Not our waitress, but our waiter. Mom & I shared a laugh about how dare a MAN intrude on our "lady lunch"! And then another - there was some man taking pictures right outside the window. What was he taking pictures of? I don't know, but we were not in the mood to lay eyes on any man that day. The refreshing feeling of being ladies - just ladies - was so appealing, it's stuck. Every year we have a lady lunch for my Birthday. I look forward to it all year.
This year Mom suggested a lady lunch for Caris' 5th Birthday. What a fabulous idea! Caris, 5 years old! She really is turning into a little lady!
How awkward does my little darling look in this picture? Do you think she was slightly embarrassed that we were making her pose over and over in the beautiful garden? We all have to be initiated into lady lunch and my sweetie is no exception.
Looking a little bit happier posing with Grandma . . .
And let's not even talk about how I look twice my natural size and half my natural color in this picture. Just focus on the cutest little 5-year-old and the amazing garden.
Caris' first lady lunch was a huge success! We enjoyed great food, a sweet waiter-not-waitress-but-that's-ok, two delightfully huge desserts to share (did not even come close to finishing them) and good conversation. Welcome to lady lunch, my darling!