November 20 09

Writing this post today was tough. My mind is still very much on my dear friend Anissa, who is still very much in need of your help and your prayers and your thoughts. You can visit AimingLow for some details on how you can help. Anissa is a fighter. SHE IS. and she’s going to wake up so we can tell her all about the Glee episode that she would have loved last night and how her boyfriend @ralphmacchio is now following her on twitter (he is GOOD people, that Danielson) and so I can tell her a good Emily story. I secretly think she’d totally fire me and hire her.

I really think she’d appreciate this.

I feel like it’s only a matter of time before Emily gets her very own blog and she’s writing things like, “ohmigod, you guys. MY MOM. She is, by far, the very worst dancer and singer on this entire planet, but it still doesn’t stop her from dancing around her room singing Thriller into her hairbrush while wearing nothing but her underpants. She is SO embarrassing.”

Or “Y’all, at the hockey game tonight, in front of all the cute boys in Josh’s class, I had to ask my mom to put her boob back into her shirt because, um, it was, um, falling out of her shirt. I will NEVER let that happen in front of MY kids. She is SO embarrassing.”

I am hoping that most of her blog posts are about silly things like, “oh, I fought with JoJo over whose pink tights were pinker. She says hers are and I say that mine are. Oh, third grade is such a challenge!!”

But, since you and I both know my Emily…


hers will be more like, “oh, I fought with JoJo today because her twin brother Charlie totally likes me. I mean, he LIKE LIKES me. But I’m not sure how I feel about him and ohmigod! I am suddenly on an episode of 90210…the vintage version that I watch on my mom’s dvr when she isn’t home. Oh, third grade is such a challenge!!”

oh my god, my child is the Kelly Taylor in this equation. Only I really hope we don’t go through the whole diet pills thing, or the getting shot thing, or the getting caught in a fire and amnesia thing, or the whole CULT thing.

Why is my 8-year-old NOT an 8-year-old? Tonight, on the way home from my Grammy’s nursing home’s annual Thanksgiving family jamboree (yes, *I* realize that Thanksgiving is NEXT Thursday, but, you know, she and her other homies don’t know that) (but my Grammy totally made me laugh by asking Emily how she was enjoying high school) the two other kids were acting like total loons and Emily was whispering something to Josh and I asked her to stop and she said:


oh yes she did. She used the word enabler.

She is totally already a better blogger than I am. She better not get on twitter. Because you know that @anissamayhew and @ralphmacchio would totally be following her.

  1. You know, if she started tweeting, I might actually join twitter just to follow her.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on November 20, 2009
  2. And she’s even wearing a Jake Ryan shirt. The girl knows her stuff.

    Comment by C @ Kid Things on November 20, 2009
  3. I need to watch out for @clairelynch. At 3 (almost 4) she’s got the same “oh mah gah” attitude. Lords help me.

    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on November 20, 2009
  4. I MUST have her shirt. For Julia. Yeah, for Julia.


    I love Emily. And I love you. Thinking of you. xo

    Comment by mamatulip on November 20, 2009
  5. I would totally follow her on Twitter.

    (I need to meet that kid. All of them, really.)

    Comment by Angella on November 20, 2009
  6. She would totally run West Bev. That face is priceless!

    Comment by fadkog on November 20, 2009
  7. So in 4 years when my girls are that age I will totally pay you for advice and tips.

    Love the shirt, I want to get a Long Duck Dong shirt for my kids. You know, set their expectations lower.

    Comment by Hockeymandad on November 20, 2009
  8. are you certain she is only 8? man that kid is going to be running circles around you my friend xo

    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 20, 2009
  9. Emily is like secretly 18, she has to be! Because my nephew is 8 and he is nothing like Emily. Emily is an adult! You should secure that Twitter name for her now!

    Comment by Kristabella on November 20, 2009
  10. it makes me laugh to see the kids who are totally not their age. i tell my 4 yo that i think she is really 8. don’t know many 4yo’s into wizards of waverly place and selena gomez like she is! and oh, the attitude already. i am in for it.

    Comment by sweet cheek's mom on November 20, 2009
  11. OMG she is not wearing a JAKE RYAN shirt! You should so borrow that from her!!!

    Also, I can totally see you “dancing around your room singing Thriller into her hairbrush while wearing nothing but her underpants” (I don’t know about the underpants part, tho, I see you more in skinnies and a funky-printed hoodie…)

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on November 20, 2009
  12. It amazes me how “adult” kids can me. Reminds me of the middle child on Modern Family.

    Comment by Alecia on November 20, 2009
  13. such a cute girl u got there:)

    Comment by Ali on November 20, 2009
  14. Precociousness is the best trait kids can have, in my opinion. 🙂

    Comment by Avitable on November 21, 2009
  15. Hehe that girl has attitude!

    I can see her being a tweeter & blogger in the next couple of years… as long as it’s still cool then. Because it’s totally still cool now… right?

    Comment by Bronnie on November 22, 2009
  16. Homies? Girl, you crack me up. I’m doing some writing for a senior living organization and I will try to work that in somewhere.

    Your girl is a love. Can’t wait till 8. 3 more years!



    Comment by Supa Dupa Fresh on December 1, 2009

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