Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Feel Like I Should Maybe Tell Her

That it doesn't actually work to pay someone to exercise for you. That's not the way it works. You have to do it yourself. You have to get your award-winning body up out of that jazzy and move it.

But maybe this is something she needs to learn for herself? And I'm a little interested to see how it pans out.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Sometimes the Debutante is productive. This weekend she made eggnog, from scratch! It was delicious and really a fruit of actual labor. However, she did not disappoint when she asked one of us to bring it to the party for her because she did not want to get her car eggnoggy.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I Love This Debutante

Yes, she may be lazy.
But I learned something tonight.
When Michelle is determined to do something, it's a great idea to tack on a couple of chores for her in her momentum.
For example, tonight she really wants to eat peppermint icecream and watch the Wire. So I encouraged her in her to follow her desires. I let her borrow my blockbuster card and told her she could use my free rental. (But I also gave her my other movie to return that's way overdue). And I encouraged her to go to the Smith's and buy some iced cream. (But I also told her to buy some light bulbs while she's there). See? Everyone wins. She's out there. Right now. No, not on the couch. Out in the world. Doing important stuff!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ricky Nelson

Have you ever heard that song about how if you can't please everyone, you gotta please Michelle?

Well it is true.

Let's Get This Girl A Jazzy!!!

For she clearly needs one. It gets difficult to move great distances. Like from the sofa to the fridge. Or from the sofa to the bathroom. Or from the sofa to the peep hole in our door to see if it's Caroline or Allison coming in the door. Let's save this debutante from unnecessary stresses and strains of commoners!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sometimes I Wish That

Michelle would shave her head. It can be disconcerting to find black, curly hairs EVERYWHERE. Don't get me wrong. I love that sassy coif. But last night when I was brushing my teeth, I suddenly had the sensation that I was also FLOSSING my teeth. I whipped that brush out of my mouth to realize that there was a hoonhair intertwined in my bristles.

In Addition...

It was uncanny how many people voted for her in a game when the question was, "Which person in this room is most likely to be upset if their kids aren't popular in high school". I mean, she was a debutante, for heaven's sake. You can't just have nerdy kids.