August 11 11

By Emily, Joshua and Isabella.

She lets us eat cookie dough. Lots of cookie dough.

She talks to Chad Dylan Cooper on the phone. (Editor’s note: I only talked to him once.)

She can tell us what “hanged, drawn and quartered” is without having to google it.

She knows all of the words to the opening of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Also, how cool is it that The Fresh Prince is Jaden Smith’s DAD?

She makes excellent bang braids.

She sometimes wears BLUE mascara, just for fun.

She took a picture with DJ Tanner, just for us.

She is the best snuggler ever, even better than Daddy.

She watches the Harry Potter puppet video with us all the time. She never thinks it’s not funny. She can do a mean impression of Snape. What is that Mysterious Ticking Noise?

She will go on rollercoasters at Canada’s Wonderland even though the rides give her anxiety.

She plays Clue with us.

She sometimes takes us out for frozen yogurt in our pajamas.

She stopped hating Justice. And Aeropostale.

She gives me me all of her clothing that’s too small on her, like my favorite I heart Jake Ryan t-shirt.

She always gives us her drinks, even if means she doesn’t get any.

She cuts the crusts off of my Nutella sandwiches.

She paints our toes purple.

She always has gum.

She always has tic tacs.

She has a cool job and brings us lots of swag.

She introduced us to FRUITY PEBBLES.

She has pretty hair.

She sometimes puts her camera down.

She lets us watch Toddlers & Tiaras even though she won’t even let us BE on Toddlers & Tiaras.

She is totally going to let me move in with Heather and Mike so I can be famous. (Editor’s note: I don’t believe I have agreed to this.)

She lets me go to school in my giant tutu.

She usually says yes to things that Daddy would say no to.

She has amazing dresses.

She tells us special secrets that we aren’t allowed to tell anyone. So don’t ask us. Our lips are sealed.

She is the app-dowloader.

She is cool, because, well, she’s just cool. DUH. Stop asking already. 


  1. That’s precious. Also, is that REALLY DJ Tanner because she’s not looking like DJ Tanner.


    ali replied on

    It’s really her. She’s married to a hockey player and he was on a Canadian show called Battle of the Blades. I was doing press for it and got to hang out with her a little bit backstage. She’s actually really very lovely.


    Jana A replied on

    That’s awesome. I have no doubt she’s lovely. She just doesn’t look like she does in my head. She looks completely awesome, though :)


    Comment by Jana A on August 11, 2011
  2. I always knew that you were cool, but wow! I’m impressed. Especially by the swag and Toddlers and Tiaras and the frozen yogourt in pajamas. How awesome is that?

    (Must not show this to my children…. )


    alimartell replied on

    I’ll be interested to see what they answer when I ask them to tell me why I’m NOT cool. Hee!


    Comment by Pam Dillon on August 11, 2011
  3. You deleted the one where they said “She doesn’t beat us too hard”, didn’t you? Admit it!


    Comment by Avitable on August 11, 2011
  4. Awwwww!! You are awesome! :)


    Comment by Shannon on August 11, 2011
  5. I love this post! I think this is my new fave. :)
    Wish I had a cool mom like you, Ali. Will you adopt me?


    Comment by Nenette on August 11, 2011
  6. Love this!


    Comment by Kristabella on August 11, 2011
  7. did they actually write that? how did you not cry? that means they pay attention to you and really see you and what you do. that’s beyond awesome!


    ali replied on

    They didn’t write it…but they answered it. Those all came straight from them :)


    Comment by Julie on August 11, 2011
  8. I hate to admit it, but I had to do a quick run through of the Fresh Prince song to see if I still remembered!


    Comment by Dianna on August 11, 2011
  9. This is awesome. Absolutely awesome.



    Comment by heidikins on August 11, 2011
  10. You’re so much cooler than I am to my kids. I’m not showing them this list or they’ll want to move to your house.


    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on August 11, 2011
  11. oh, don’t worry, Emily and I already worked everything out. You just have to put her on a plane, I’ll handle the rest.


    Comment by heather... on August 12, 2011

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