March 16 09

because i really have awesome parenting skillz, coupled with the fact that i was so sick of looking at Emily’s scary snaggletoothed sharkface (and i mean that in the most endearing of ways), added to the fact that her dentist told her it needed to come out…i gave her a ten day limit to pull it out herself. if she did it on day #1, she’d get $10, day 2 = $9, day 3 = $8 and so on. here’s the kicker, though. for each dollar she doesn’t get, i was going to give that dollar to her brother, which, to an overdramatic 8-year-old, is by far, the worst punishment EVER.

she pulled it out yesterday. she got $9. Josh got $1.


we really have the woolfs to thank for this. i *think* Emily may have a wee crush on this guy.

as does Missabella, on this one.



also. please note the crocs my daughter is wearing. (HATE) and they aren’t even hers. they are Emily’s. after going an entire season wearing only boots, i hadn’t realized that her runners are about 3 sizes too small. i learned this the hard way, after forcing her to stuff her little sausage foot inside. there was lots of screaming.

oh, also, we saw the worst movie ever made.

Paul Blart, Mall Cop.

i mean, sure, i love a good fat joke. i mean, to me, there is little funnier than a little FAT GUY IN A LITTLE COATing. and seeing Kevin James cruising around on his segway made me shoot diet coke out of my nose, but REALLY? my god, this was BAD. not even the fat jokes in this movie were funny. if i wasn’t there with my three kids and my nephews, i totally would have gotten up and left.


in other news, i’m GOING TO FASHION WEEK IN TORONTO! i mean, yes, it’s not new york fashion week and i’m not going to get to interview Tim Gunn like this bitch awesome, awesome friend but, hello, fashion week! awesome! only problem


(and i know slynnro‘s going to be all “yes, ali, your wallet’s too small for your fifties and these diamond shoes are too tight” WAH. feel bad for ali. she’s going to fashion week. WAH. it’s almost like when my friend Tova said to us last night at dinner…”well, i have a huge headache from sleeping too much today!” ahem. sleeping too much? really? hahaha)

is i really have NOTHING to wear. i mean, my clothing? NOT HAUTE COUTURE. my clothing is haute casual line at the gap. people in my office wear cut-off jean shorts and crocs with socks, people! i don’t usually have people to impress on a daily basis.

anyone want to give me some advice? what does one wear to runway shows and to interview celebrity models and fashion designers?!??


  1. I am guessing that my ripped jeans and hoodies probably wouldn’t be the best thing to wear at fashion week either. So, I am not sure what to tell you to wear.

    Awesome idea about getting her tooth out. Especially, since you used sibling rivalry to your advantage!

    Comment by WickedStepMom on March 16, 2009
  2. You should go dressed in the most ridiculous ensemble possible: cut-offs over leggings, a crocheted sweater, fedora and gladiator sandals. They’ll be so confused they’ll assume that you know something they don’t. Two weeks later, it’ll be all the rage.

    Comment by MonsteRawr on March 16, 2009
  3. You could wear something that the designer that you are interviewing or who’s show you are going to designed.

    Comment by Susan on March 16, 2009
  4. would that i could, my friend, would that i could!!

    Comment by ali on March 16, 2009
  5. gosh you are so LUCKY how AWESOME is that? fashion week WOW!!!

    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 16, 2009
  6. as for clothing just sneak backstage and steal er BORROW something awesome to wear hahaha

    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 16, 2009
  7. From what I’ve seen lately coming out of the fashion world, you could probably go with bubble wrap and a brown paper bag.

    Oh, and pasties. The key to any high fashion outfit.

    Mr Ladys last blog post..The Pi

    Comment by Mr Lady on March 16, 2009
  8. Just go with grunge chic a la the Olsen twins. Then you don’t have to buy a thing.

    Comment by tutugirl1345 on March 16, 2009
  9. I have no advice on the clothes, but like Metalia said, most of the stuff that you wear in your Working Closet photos would totally work.

    Also, they look like they are having SO MUCH FUN on tha slide! WHEEEE!

    Kristabellas last blog post..Must…Write…Something…

    Comment by Kristabella on March 16, 2009
  10. I am going to be singing “Fat Guy In A Little Coat” for the rest of the day 🙂

    Angellas last blog post..You’re Only As Good As Your Last Blog Post

    Comment by Angella on March 16, 2009
  11. Paying Josh the “lost” money?

    Evilly brilliant!

    Comment by SciFi Dad on March 16, 2009
  12. Is your Cartier watch malfunctioning too?

    Comment by slynnro on March 16, 2009
  13. Oh, honey, there’s a chance I’m wearing Crocs (with the holes – spring has sprung, baby!)(heh) right now, so I’m probably not filled to the brim with fashiony goodness.


    fadkogs last blog the chinese say good things come in pairs…

    Comment by fadkog on March 16, 2009
  14. LBD, baby! Can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress.

    Oh, and clever tooth strategy! Kudos! I may just use that on my little minions… I mean, kids. 🙂

    Comment by Nenette on March 16, 2009
  15. An opportunity to go to Fashion Week–any Fashion Week–would send me into massive anxiety attacks. I would eat chocolate and ice-cream for 9 days straight, my face would explode in zits and any appropriate clothing would no longer fit (see “massive consumption of chocolate and ice-cream”)

    I am of no use, but I hope you take pictures of everything. Your outfits, their outfits, everything.


    heidikinss last blog post..Sometimes I can’t help but be a Crazy Person.

    Comment by heidikins on March 16, 2009
  16. OK – Isabella’s little boy is DARLING.

    I cannot believe Emily pulled that tooth out on her own – that was some good motivation.

    As for Fashion week clothing choice….
    Skinny black jeans tucked into tall black boots (with heels prefereably) and some black slim fitting tailered top, keep it dark, low-key, sleek, and you’ll be fabulous!

    monstergirlees last blog post..greeblepix Entry March 2009

    Comment by monstergirlee on March 16, 2009
  17. Seriously Jealous over here. Fashion week…that is so awesome! Lucky you. Go kick some ass and mingle with great fashion minds.

    Swanky black dress with brilliant bright shoes and accessories.

    Comment by Kalle on March 16, 2009
  18. How exciting! Definitely a reason to buy a new outfit but a black dress is always the answer. Have fun!!!

    Comment by Maria on March 16, 2009
  19. Oh that’s cool, you are going to have a blast. Last time I was around all the fashion folk in Toronto, they were all wearing something with fringe on it. And that was two weeks ago (srly). Ankle boots and fringe every where.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on March 16, 2009
  20. Wear something kinda tomboyish and inexpensive that says “I don’t care” and top it off with something extremely cute (and pricey) that says “I’m fabulous!”

    lorens last blog post..I didn’t intervene until murder was mentioned

    Comment by loren on March 16, 2009
  21. OH MY GOD, that is brilliant. I will be able to get my oldest kid to do what I want for the rest of my LIFE just by giving her brother money.
    That is genius.
    Have fun at fashion week!

    Becks last blog post..Go check this out

    Comment by Beck on March 17, 2009
  22. I’d be so screwed. I have ZERO fashion week worthy clothes. It sounds like fun, good luck finding something to wear!

    Comment by Courtney on March 17, 2009
  23. Watch it, Slynnro! That watch was AN ACTUAL PROBLEM.


    Anyway, Ali–I am SO excited for you, and can’t wait to hear all about it. You’re gonna be awesome. (And I’m waiting patiently to find out what you decided to wear!)

    Comment by metalia on March 17, 2009
  24. Fashion! week. FUN. And seriously you are going to look great in whatever you choose.

    Also: FAT GUY IN A LITTLE COAT. Freaking love that movie. Chris Farley was genius.

    Comment by Kerri Anne on March 18, 2009
  25. I am so using your parenting strategy when my kids get older. Absolutely Brillant!!!

    Comment by April on March 18, 2009

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