July 14 08

life with Emily. ah, life with Emily.

when it’s good, it’s VERY, very good..

she’s smart and funny and talented and even stops to teach her brother and her ice-cream clad, half-nudey sister a new dance move…

but most of the time THIS is Emily…

“Mommy, i have a problem!”

“Emily, i’m at work. what’s your problem?”

“It says i have to wear my camp t-shirt because we are going bowling today.”

“I know. i took it out for you.”

“But i can’t wear it.”

“Emma. i’m at work. what’s the problem?”

“Well, see the thing is…well, i just can’t…it’s not, it’s just not CUTE. i wouldn’t be caught dead in it.”

(she’s SEVEN)

“Emily, the ENTIRE camp is going glow-in-the-dark bowling today. every. single. person. there is going to be wearing the SAME shirt.”


“So, you can’t go on the trip if you’re not wearing it. is it worth missing bowling?”


“goodbye Emily. i’ll see you later. have a fun day. i’m hanging up the phone right now. i need to go back to finding a photo of a cactus…”

“At least you got to pick your shirt this morning”


Emily also says, “please, please, please stop wearing white pants. they are only appropriate for the pre-teen set”

she is wise beyond her years, folks.

even Mrs. Fussypants agrees with that, Emily!

thank you thank you thank you for all your TV recommendations. i’m currently in the process of downloading about 43 different shows. and i’ve decided to start with

but only because it was the first one to finish downloading. three episodes in, though, and i’m HOOKED. amazing.

speaking of TV….anyone watch Big Brother 10 last night? any early favorites?

  1. But life with Emily is entertaining!

    Re: BB… I didn’t get a whole lot out of last night… too much about justifying the nominations… but I liked Jerry (who didn’t?) and suspect that Dan/Brian will end up orchestrating their own demise in a few weeks.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on July 14, 2008
  2. I like the Hooters girl because I CAN RELATE TO HER! ;) Well, not really — she’s WAY hott! And, her hooters are HAWT!

    Ummm, we’re off to salsa tots and Monkey’s wearing a white and black polka dot dress because SHE INSISTED! Yesterday, she wore her “Paris Hilton” dress to a HORSE SHOW. I have an Emily in the making — at THREE YEARS OLD!

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    Comment by Haley-O on July 14, 2008
  3. Emily sounds like she’s older than her years :)

    How did I miss Big Brother? I’ll have to remedy that.

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    Comment by Angella on July 14, 2008
  4. I haven’t been watching tv and didn’t know BB started….will be tuning in for that. I forgot about six feet under, great show.

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    Comment by porter on July 14, 2008
  5. I love Emily. I would be caught DEAD in those camp shirts either. Ewwww…

    Big Brother. My fav? Too early to tell. Obviously that Reny or whatever has to go. If she doesn’t, I will stop watching.

    PS. I love your taste in TV.

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    Comment by ohmommy on July 14, 2008
  6. OMG. This is why I have boys. Really, I couldn’t handle the pressure of the fashion problems…hers AND mine. She is super cute.

    I may need to check out 6 feet under. I must have been under a rock for the last few years. Oh, and I missed Big Brother too.

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    Comment by HRH on July 14, 2008
  7. Haha, just wait until she’s 13! Then the fun will really begin :)

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    Comment by Katie on July 14, 2008
  8. Oh Emily. So sage, so…me. Love her. =)


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on July 14, 2008
  9. To be fair, those camp shirts aren’t flattering at all. And green? I bet it was electric green. Not anyone’s best color.

    Just wait until she has money of her own to spend on clothes.

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    Comment by heather on July 14, 2008
  10. Where are you downloading these shows from? I think I need in on this action!

    And BB10 – I dunno who I like yet. I know I don’t like Renny and that Brian guy seems sketchy to me.


    Comment by sam on July 14, 2008
  11. I think that maybe, just maybe, Emily and I are long lost sisters, or twins, or cousins or something.

    I am pretty sure she has my soul – literally.

    I once had a friend who made us all wear matching t-shirts to her birthday party. Needless to say, she wasn’t happy with my chosen attire. Oops.


    Comment by Sarah on July 14, 2008
  12. hahaha! emilys so funny.and my 7 year old very stubborn about what she wears.and don’t get me started on the 3 year old.yikes!


    Comment by LAVENDULA on July 14, 2008
  13. Dude. Bring Emily to BlogHer. I think we’d get along famously.

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    Comment by slynnro on July 14, 2008
  14. Emily TOTALLY has that TV show host thing down. She already knows how to gracefully push someone off camera while still smiling. What a gal!

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    Comment by Margaret on July 14, 2008
  15. It is totally obvious that your daughter could kick my fashion ass. (As you will see at BlogHer! Whee!)

    And? Did I throw out my favorite series EVER? Dead Like Me. Mandy Patinkin (Inego Montoya Princess Bride) plays an mid-level manager to a rag-tag group of Grim Reapers who have their headquarters in a German Waffle house in Seattle and get their assignments via PostIt notes. LOVE IT.

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    Comment by Loralee on July 14, 2008
  16. My 7 year old is the EXACT opposite. She could not be less interested in fashion. She’d wear the same grey sweat-shorts and white t-shirt every day if I didn’t leave ‘em dirty once in a while.

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    Comment by manager mom on July 14, 2008
  17. Do we have bizarro world Emily’s? Mine is 8 and I swear I just had the same conversation with her the other day.

    Does yours ever say – “this is the worst day ever!!!”


    Comment by swirl girl on July 14, 2008
  18. Funny kid! Love it! And I think she could be right about white pants. Once you have hips….


    Comment by Heather on July 14, 2008
  19. Emily – the next Vera Wang. I believe it!


    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on July 14, 2008
  20. You won’t be disappointed in Six Feet Under! It’s awesome!


    Comment by Shannon on July 14, 2008
  21. Glad you’re enjoying Six Feet Under.


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    Comment by Jenn on July 14, 2008
  22. Watched Big Brother. Renny will be the first to go–easily.
    I’m kinda rooting for curly-haired Rhode Island gal, although I have a hunch that she’ll prove to be obnoxious.

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    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on July 14, 2008
  23. http://www.slate.com/id/2195237

    This article made me think of you “The Weird Science of Stock Photography”. Hahaha! I have to dig through tons of that stuff, too!

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    Comment by cristan on July 14, 2008
  24. Oh how I love Six Feet Under. It’s my fav series EVER. The last episode will you have you weeping, it’s the best finale I’ve ever seen.

    And white pants…EEEEW. But I sure wish I could pull them off.

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    Comment by Kristie on July 14, 2008
  25. Love Six Feet Under. I agree with Kristie, best last episode ever! I miss that show a lot. Such great characters

    I expect similar phone calls from my fashion diva once she figures out how to dial the phone.


    Comment by Shan on July 14, 2008
  26. Sounds a lot like my Emma.

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    Comment by Renee on July 14, 2008
  27. I can’t get over Emily. You’re in trouble, yo.

    Six Feet Under is my favourite show ever. EVER.


    Comment by mamatulip on July 14, 2008
  28. You have your HANDS FULL here mama!

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    Comment by Miss on July 14, 2008
  29. seven?? SEVEN!?!?

    Holy Hell!

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    Comment by Britt on July 14, 2008
  30. YAY for Six Feet Under!! BTW I saw them at Costco for $25 / Season! Seriously, say good bye to summer, it will hook you that bad! Enjoy!


    Comment by suzanne on July 14, 2008
  31. As someone who has some pull with day camps in my area, I’ll make sure I send Emily the proof before we order next year’s camp shirts.

    I wouldn’t want anyone to be “caught dead” in our shirts! lol


    Comment by Matthew on July 14, 2008
  32. six feet under is one of my favorite series. excellent choice.

    I just finished watching season 3 of Weeds – have you seen that show?


    Comment by jennie on July 14, 2008
  33. When I was a kid I would get mad if my mom tried to put me in something that didn’t match. Everything had to be a perfect match and never ever worse navy blue and black together.

    Also, I wear white pants. And I even have a white pair of capris for BlogHer.

    And also, if Renny doesn’t go this week on BB10, I might shoot myself. And that Jessie needs to stop whining.

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    Comment by Kristabella on July 14, 2008
  34. Did she actually say “pre-teen set”??? Because if so, I need to borrow her so she can tell my co-worker to stop wearing crop tops.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on July 14, 2008
  35. Emily is SO adorable and reminds me so much of my Amanda when she was that age (and if she is like her I feel really sorry for you, lol….those years were so hard!!)

    I’m loving BB10 and was up all night watching the live feeds. So much went down..it was awesome!

    I was rooting for Jerry and still might be but he’s been a little creepy on the feeds. I think I’m leaning more towards Keesha. She’s been very sweet to everyone and likes everyone in the house.


    Comment by BlondeBlogger on July 14, 2008
  36. Good choice with Six feet Under. What a quacky family! and it only gets better.


    Comment by maria on July 14, 2008
  37. Oh boy! It’s starting that early. YIKES!

    We’re watching BB! I was so excited for it to start. I don’t have a favourite yet though…..I do have to say I like the old guy, he’s cute!

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on July 15, 2008
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  39. I like the mom who left her twins at home. I couldn’t begin to tell you her name.

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