July 24 07

(i promise today i won’t post any naked pictures of anyone.)

stuck in my head. stuck, damnit.

ella ella eh eh eh eh eh

note to self…teach Emily to like different music.

and heaven help me…in september, she and i are going to see

on the one hand, it kills me that my little girl is growing up. she’s 6, going on 18. i want it to slow down sometimes. i want her to appreciate being a kid and being carefree and not having to worry about her weight and boys and friends and peer pressure and college and a job and money and a husband and kids. (see…moving way too quickly. in my head i’m already a grandmother. yikes!)

but on the other hand, i kinda like having her as a friend. she’s getting to the point where i can hang out with her. and take her shopping and to starbucks. we’re pals….the two of us.

i mean, i’m certainly a far cry from Amy Poehler in Mean Girls

(remind me to NEVER try to be THAT mom. the one who thinks she’s best friends with her daughter’s friends. shoot. me. first. please)

but i like that we can sit down and watch She’s the Man and eat popcorn and talk about the fact that there’s NO way anyone would think that Amands Bynes was a boy. she’s my daughter, but she’s also a pretty cool little girl. she’s got better style than i do, is a much better dancer (hands down) and is that friend who will always tell you the truth..the best kind of friend..

“um, mommy, are you sure you want to wear that to work today?”

now, if only she could stop listening to umbrella….ella ella eh eh eh eh.


  1. God, I hate that song! But my 14 month old only wans to listen to Elliot Yamin and Timbaland. No joke. She won’t even acknowledge if anything else is on the CD player, but as soon as she hears them, she loses it, dancing and jumping around. So weird. lol


    Comment by AndreAnna on July 24, 2007
  2. The way you spoke about your daughter in this post reminds me of my mom and I. I thought she was the coolest mom on the planet because she would do all these fun things with me — impromptu shopping sprees, haircuts and lunches out…and she’d take me to see ballets, musicals, operas, concerts — I ate it up. I loved it, and you guys will too. :)


    Comment by mamatulip on July 24, 2007
  3. Oh I could have wrote this … but about my son.

    And (shoot me now) we too are going to Highschool Musical in September. At least it’s a step up from the THREE wiggles concerts I took him too!


    Comment by Sandra on July 24, 2007
  4. sweet post…emily’s a lucky girl. and what happened to all the pictures you’re supposed to be taking with your new camera? i was soooooooooooo expecting to see a post with tons and tons of cute pics of you all! :)


    Comment by Tova on July 24, 2007
  5. I have the exact same relationship with my 6 year old. I love it when she watches her younger brother or sister doing something silly and looks at me and just rolls her eyes. We watch the Top Model shows together and talk about how rude or sucky the girls are. And High School Musical? On tour? I am not letting that one out of the bag… it’s already sad that I know all the songs from the DVD!


    Comment by LoriD on July 24, 2007
  6. Hahahaha Mean Girls! FUNNY!!

    That’s one reason I really want a girl!!

    What’s wrong? You don’t like Rhianna? LOL


    Comment by sam on July 24, 2007
  7. One good thing about not having kids is no Barney, High School Musical, MMC songs stuck in my head. Though you are certainly moving into one of the good things now.


    Comment by Sparky Duck on July 24, 2007
  8. Oh man – I’m not even ready for my girls to be 6… never mind highschool. Though being friends with them sounds like fun.


    Comment by Just Janice on July 24, 2007
  9. I know just what you mean. It’s nice when the 7-year-old and I get some one-on-one time together. I took her to see the ballet at the National Arts Centre last winter, thinking she’d be mesmerized. She fell asleep part way through. As we were driving home, I asked her what she thought of it, and I could see the expressions warring on her face, caught between wanting to tell the truth and not wanting to hurt my feelings. “Well”, she said, “it was exciting *and* boring.” I nearly peed my pants.

    I totally gave up on kid music, they’re stuck listening to whatever I have on the stereo. One priceless moment had me listening at the bathroom door while she and her 4-year-old sister performed a letter-perfect version of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” in the bathtub. God bless Elton John.

    Of course, there’s always the danger that they’ll break into a chorus of Something Corporate’s “I kissed a drunk girl” while staying at their dad’s place, cause they know all the words to that one too, but what are you gonna do, listen to the Wiggles your whole life?


    Comment by alison on July 24, 2007
  10. Because we live someplace so isolated, my oldest is still very much a little girl – but she is LOTS of fun to hang out with now. We watch old musicals and paint each other’s nails.
    Good times.


    Comment by Rebecca on July 24, 2007
  11. “i’m not like most moms, i’m a COOL MOM!”

    lololol. i love that.


    Comment by kalen on July 24, 2007
  12. there is definitely a cool place to be found between a crazy dictator mom and Amy Poehler mom.

    And friends were JUST telling me about HSM today! When you don’t have cable you don’t know of such things.


    Comment by aimee / greeblemonkey on July 24, 2007
  13. My son is still stuck singing “Don’t ya wish your girlfriend was hot like me?” It’s old news now…but not to him!


    Comment by FENICLE on July 24, 2007
  14. Ohhhh! I wanted the naked pictures!!!

    Emily and you are so going to be besties! ;) She’s so mature, it’s crazy. And, you’re such a young mommy!


    Comment by Haley-O on July 24, 2007
  15. No naked pictures today? I’m out of here! Umbrella….ella ella eh eh eh eh.

    Seriously though, sounds like you and your daughter have a awesome relationship. That’s really cool!


    Comment by Nadine on July 25, 2007
  16. I think it’s great. I have the same kind of relationship with my girls. I’m always telling them that I have no idea how cool I am.


    Comment by slackermommy on July 25, 2007
  17. We’re going to High School Musical too. I keep telling people I’m mortified, but I’m not. I can’t wait!


    Comment by chantal on July 25, 2007
  18. Hahahaha! I remember that Amy Pollard character! How about the daughter though? The little one…that would dance to the stripper shows. Too funny!

    I know what you mean about having a little buddy. Natalie is 6 and is the same way. She LOVES Starbucks (and so does my son believe it or not..he’ll be 11 soon).


    Comment by BlondeBlogger on July 25, 2007
  19. I. love. the. umbrella. song. damnit.
    I am so going to brainwash my kids into loving it too, that way we can all sing the words TOGETHER in the CAR…cuz, yeah, thats the way I roll!
    oh and my housekeeper Ella was subjected to me singing/howling this at her for a good 15 minutes the other day…I am a huge DWEEB!


    Comment by Whitney on July 30, 2007
  20. that song is catchy… eh eh eh eh ?


    Comment by loren on July 30, 2007
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