Tuesday, October 25, 2011

According to Bailey, TODAY I am the BEST MOM EVER!

For the past few weeks, every morning when I'm taking the kids to School, they have been giving away Taylor Swift tickets on the radio.  My daughter has made comments several times that she wishes that we could win Taylor Swift tickets.  We would sit and listen to these Mothers call in, some crying when they win because they were so excited to win the tickets for their daughters.  I loved it when the daughters were actually in the car at the time and would express their excitement in the background.  I would often daydream on my way home about what it would be like to surprise Bailey with tickets as well.  She would be over the Moon and I would be the Best Mom EVER in her eyes.  I knew this wasn't likely, but a girl can dream.  When my Husband called this Morning to let me know that he got his hands on two tickets to the concert for TONIGHT and that he was going to watch Colton & Kinley so I could take Bailey, I was over the Moon!!!  Now, I'm sitting here waiting for her to get home from School, so I can tell her that her and I are going to have a Special Date night tonight.  I don't plan on telling her where we are going, I'll just wait for her to figure it out when we walk into the AT&T Center and she realizes we are at the TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT!  I can't wait to see her face!  We really need this time together.  Her and I have really been butting heads lately.  Unfortunately, she has my Mouth and will argue her point to no end....which causes a lot of friction between the two of us because I as well will argue my point to no end!  I'm not going to post this until the night is over......I will pick this up later!!!!!  Taylor Swift, HERE WE COME!

O.k., It's Later!  When Bailey gets home from School, I tell her that her and I will be having a Girls Night Out.  She looks at me with a tad bit of stress on her face and says, "We're not going Shopping are we?"  I'm not a Shopper, so when I do shop it takes me a lot longer than I would like because I try to get it ALL done in one trip.  When she finds out it's not a shopping trip, she is intrigued.  She keeps begging me to tell her so I told her we were going out to eat, just the two of us.  She was good with that.  Actually excited about that because going out to eat on a weekday NEVER happens around here.
We get dressed and she ask if we can go to Game Time Pizza. I tell her No, that we were going Downtown for this meal.

After sitting in bumper to bumper traffic and Bailey dozing off in the truck,

 we manage to make it to our destination.  When she sees the AT &T Center, she says, "Why are we here?  This is where we come to go to the Rodeo! "  Being the little Worry Wart that she is, she starts telling me that we are lost and that I need to turn around.  I tell her that there are restaurants inside and that we would just park and go eat since we're already here.  Then, my little Nervous Nelly Seven Year old starts to worry about the parking situation.  She obviously knows that something is going on at the "Rodeo" Center and she is nervous that we are taking someone else's parking spot.  I assure her that it is fine and we start walking towards the building.  I stop her right before we get to the door and hand her the ticket.  She says, "Why do I need this?"  I say, "JUST READ IT" so she starts to read.....
Taylor Swift, AT &T Center....7:00pm....Yada Yada....Again, she ask why do I need this???? SERIOUSLY!!!!!! I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but Common Sense isn't my Bailey's strong suit...Finally I say, " Read the ticket again and try to figure out why we are here." BAM, it clicked!
She throws herself at me and wraps her arms around my Waist and thanks me over and over again. For one minute, I am her HERO!!!! We walk to the doors and hand the Guy our tickets. He wants to search my Purse and proceeds to tell me that I can't take my Camera in because my lens is too large. I don't make it to too many concerts so I was not aware of this rule. The lady next to him says, "You'll have to check it in at the call desk and pick it up after the show." Just use your phone to take pictures, she says. Hmmmm, I've never needed a fancy phone,  therefore my phone is from the Stone age....well not the Stone age, but you catch my drift. IT'S OLD AND DOES NOT HAVE ALL OF THE FANCY FEATURES THAT EVERYONE'S AROUND ME HAD! I didn't even want to pull mine out. There were six year olds that had fancier phones than mine. While we were waiting and waiting and waiting for Taylor Swift to come out, my Daughter's body was suddenly taken over by my Husband, Greg  when she says, "She better hurry up and get out here or we're going to have to leave.  It's getting late and I have to get up early in the morning".  Not to mention she couldn't believe how loud the girls behind us were screaming.  She said, "They're going to bust my ear drums!" Come on Kid, It's a Concert!!!! You're suppose to be loud! (She does not get this stick in the mud mentality from me)  I never realized that Screams could magnify so much, but I enjoyed watching all of these girls being so excited!!!"  Bailey enjoyed turning around staring them down as if to say, STOP IT, YOU'RE SCREAMING IN MY EAR!" I had to tell her a couple of times to quit staring people down and just enjoy it! It's fun!!! Scream a little!   Thank Goodness she came out shortly after that comment was made and Bailey really enjoyed it. We did cut it short because by 10:00pm Bailey was wearing down. We decided to call it a night! 

 Here she is showing off her new Taylor Swift T-shirt as we're leaving the Concert.

Here she is before we even hit the Freeway to head home.

I had a Great Night with my Bailey Girl!   I hope to be able to have more of them in the Near Future!
Well, Maybe a girl's Day!  She can't handle the whole nighttime situation....Greg Jr.

PS:  I have a whole new Respect for Miss Taylor Swift!  I've never been a huge fan, but that girl gives you what you've paid for.  It was like being at a broadway Musical/ Concert. She had more backgrounds, More props, More Dancers & More Wardrobe changes than anyone I've ever seen.  It was like being at the Country Music awards, but with only one singer. 


  1. Yay!!!! Hope you guys had a great time!!!! I usually just bring my old "point and shoot" camera to concerts.

  2. Lol, that is so sweet!! We get looks sometimes at rock concerts too, cuz I guess we're being too loud?? haha

  3. This is hilarious, I love the pics! They perfectly describe the situation! Wish we could have been there with you guys! Love Taylor Swift!