September 23 11

Last night after dinner we had celebratory Menchie’s.

There was no way around it, really, as we now have a President in our midst. Yes. That’s right.

She decided—about 10 years ago—that she would run for student government. She was born into this, it’s not really her fault. Her Zaydie, after all, IS the mayor of Glendale, Wisconsin. She came home one day last week, and announced

“THIS IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR!! It’s the year I become student council president and the year I play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. I can feel it in my bones. Fifth grade is going to rock.”

And she believes it too.

She spent hours planning and writing and working on posters and practicing her speech. She put the entire family to work on her campaign. She picked her outfit; we ironed her hair. She worried about the two girls—her friends—that she was running against.

But she was never nervous. She just knew it was going to happen.

And it did.

She won.

I don’t think I have ever been so proud in my life.

God help me if she gets the part of Dorothy. I may completely burst at the seams.


  1. You must be so proud! She sounds like an amazing girl!!!


    Comment by Charmedone17 on September 23, 2011
  2. I think you must be proud of your daughter..She is so brilliant..Your so lucky..Thank you for sharing!


    Comment by jewel on September 23, 2011
  3. Get it, Girl! That’s how you do it!


    Comment by Liz on September 23, 2011
  4. I am so proud of her! And of you. You’ve got three pretty fantastic kids, friend, and they get a lot of it from their Mom and Dad. :)


    Comment by Angella on September 23, 2011
  5. Congratulations Emily!


    Comment by Chantal on September 23, 2011
  6. She’s a go-getter and from all you’ve described I knew she would get it too! congratulations, I can only imagine how proud you are. And, she’ll do a great job!


    Comment by Sarah on September 23, 2011
  7. She is so incredible! I love her confidence.
    Congratulations, Emily, and congrats too Mom and Dad. :)


    Comment by Nenette on September 23, 2011
  8. Yaye! How very exciting!!


    Comment by AmazingGreis on September 23, 2011
  9. Congrats Emma! You will be the best President ever!!


    Comment by Kristabella on September 26, 2011
  10. I can’t even fathom the pride.


    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on September 27, 2011

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