Angelina Jolie Wannabe?
No, not me. Nadya Suleman, the California mom of octuplets who already has six kids under the age of 8. A friend (Hi, Vicki) asked me the other day what I thought about this whole situation. First, I think she's nuts! And I think it's (possibly) unethical of the fertility clinic to allow her to do this. Interestingly enough, yesterday the Today show aired a snippet of an interview between Suleman and Ann Curry. My first reaction was that this woman thinks she's Angelina Jolie. She has obviously enhanced lips that look just like Jolie's. Her hair is the same long, slightly wavy style (though darker) and she has the same breathy, soft voice. And to hear her talk about her children and children in general she sounds just like Jolie. I wonder if deep down, that's what this is about. The full interview with Ann Curry will be aired on Monday. I'm curious to watch and see if my theory is supported. If anyone else watches it, I'd be curious to hear what you think.
Secret Life of the American Teen('s Parents)
Any of you parents of teens have kids who watch this show? Madeleine watches it and as you can imagine it's horrifying. Anyway, last night Katie had a friend over for pizza and a movie and I soon realized that Geoff and I have to have a secret life of our own. No, it's not what you think. Nothing that interesting. Basically, we have to pretend we don't exist. Before we got a new TV in the family room the girls would hang out in the basement when their friends came over and Geoff and I would just obliviously go about our lives. Well, last night it became clear that Katie wished we would just disappear. Geoff and I were eating dinner in the kitchen and Katie and her friend had pizza in the family room. When the pizza arrived I asked Katie what she wanted to drink. Without her friend seeing her she made a face at me and mouthed "mom" with a look of horror on her face. It was clear she wanted to me GO AWAY. OK, OK, I'll just keep quiet. As Geoff and I ate dinner Katie started the movie - Love Story. Geoff and I both like this movie and we started listening from the kitchen as it played. When we finished dinner we found ourselves standing in the kitchen and watching it - in secret. We knew we couldn't possibly go in the family room and join Katie and her friend so we very quietly pulled two kitchen chairs up to the doorway between the kitchen and family room (but out of view of Katie and her friend) and watched the movie from the kitchen!!! How ridiculous is that?! Finally, we realized how ridiculous we were and we went upstairs to watch our own TV. So there! Of course, as soon as I laid down on the bed I fell asleep. So, that's the exciting Secret Life of the this American Teen's Parents. To quote Madeleine, "Mom, you are so lame". I'm begining to think she's right.