My New Job Title

This year I have a new job to add to my already rather long but not exhaustive list of titles including: wife, mommy, chauffer, personal chef, housekeeper, teacher, decorator, laundry woman, disciplinarian, and nurse. My new job title? One I have never had before and am not likely to have again: I am officially a Matron of Honor. M.O.H. for short.

Sadly, this new job doesn’t pay anymore than any of the ones I already had, but I don’t mind. So far, it’s been a pretty fun gig. Even downright frivolous at times. It requires lots of time on the computer, researching various topics all having to do with something called a “wedding”, and chatting on Google with the B.R.I.D.E. She’s a decent boss, good at delegation, fairly clear with her expectations, and for the most part, happy with my work so far. I’ve only gotten yelled at once or twice.

Along with this new job are some travel responsibilities, which reminds me, I should see about whether I can expense some mileage given the price of gas these days. The B.R.I.D.E. generally goes along when travel is required, and sometimes our resident J.B.M. (that’s Junior BridesMaid for those of you not in the know) accompanies us. The B.R.I.D.E. assures me that future travel will require visiting several nearby, yet exotic locations: places where they take common household ingredients like flour and sugar and turn them into works of art that look amazing yet get gobbled up all too quickly. I think she told me that visits to florists are also in our future.

But so far all our travel has taken us to chic little stores full of ballgowns, where one or more of us essentially get to play dress-up for hours on end. There is much trying-on of satin, tulle, and taffeta. Picture-taking, critiquing of various styles and colors, frowning over things we don’t like, and exclaiming about our favorites. The B.R.I.D.E. is lovely in everything she tries on so it’s sometimes hard to be a completely objective employee, and give her the feedback she needs. I’d love to prove this to you by showing you a photo of her in a frock, or maybe ten, but I do not dare or she would fire me in an instant, no questions asked. So, you’ll just have to take my word for it!

I hope to post more about my adventures as an M.O.H. in the coming weeks and months. Maybe even show you some pictures of this important new work I am involved in. But for now, I gotta run….I see a google message has popped up on my screen from the boss — duty calls!!

3 Comments

  1. Mom/Ruth
    Jan 24, 2008

    I hope you’ll get to put the nurse hat back on the shelf soon so you can enjoy the new M.O.H. hat more fully!

  2. G.R.O.O.M.
    Jan 24, 2008

    Hello, M.O.H., this is the future G.R.O.O.M. (aka MUK), a long time lurker, first time poster. I wanted to say thank you for assisting the B.R.I.D.E. in all of these wedding preparation activities. I know how much B.R.I.D.E. appreciates your help, support, and ideas (as do I) and please know that your efforts are not going unnoticed.

    And although early performance appraisals from B.R.I.D.E. indicate you are doing a tremendous job, please know that expense reports of any kind will not be accepted as this is a non-profit operation we’re running. Keep up the good work, though!

  3. Tricia
    Jan 28, 2008

    Hey MUK, thanks for stopping by and saying hi…it’s way cool to have you comment on our blog! And may I say that even if you won’t honor my expense reports, I shall persevere in my earnest work to help make sure you guys have the most awesome wedding ever. Just cause I like ya’, Bro!!