Today, my best friend and I went out to lunch with our moms. Then, we went for pedicures. Well, we were only keeping her mom away from the house so the rest of the family could set up for a surprise birthday party. After pedicures, we went shopping. I decide this would be a good itme to state how my lunch wasn't sitting right with me. My stomach was starting to cramp up. I have a history of stomach problems, so this wasn't totally unbelievable. Then, on to a second store. When we needed to get back, her mom wanted to keep shopping. So, I stepped up the stomach routine and told her I really just wanted to go home. My car was at HER house, so we had to go back. :) She gave in, not wanting me to be too sick. We got back (half hour late, but still..) and she was quite surprised! So, my gift of being the decoy worked out well.