Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Proud Moment In Parenting

Riley: Hey, Brittney, we're going to watch M.A.S.H!

Brittney: Oh, OK.

Riley: It's really funny. There's a man who dresses up like a woman. That's called being "in drag."

Brittney: That's funny. How do you know so much, Riley?

Riley: I don't know...my Mom, I guess.

Me: [heart swells with pride]


  1. A couple of weeks ago, Riley and I were talking about something. I don't remember exactly what it was now, but she asked about something that would have required some kind of skill and I said, "You're Mom can probably do that." and she replied "My Mom can do anything".

  2. Ah, yes, nice to see that those teachable moments paid off. It's like when our girls returned from our first trip to New Orleans talking about how much fun it was spotting middle aged drunks and transvestites.

  3. You rock Flannery! And, that has to be the greatest Jamie Farr photo ever.

  4. Elizabeth: I know, I'm awesome!

    Bubs: That's one of the things I love best about parenting. I get to see my somewhat twisted values reflected in my children. It's liberating.

    SD: I know, I love that photo!

  5. It's funny, Megan, because I would never have guessed it. She never does what I tell her to and she often corrects me. I'm not quite sure what to make of it all.

  6. it's a sign of a really open mind to be proud of teaching your child what being "in drag" means. I find this terribly encouraging.

  7. Hello Fun post you've got here, and quite a group of commenters you have that also enjoy Jamie Farr. Me too! I have a favor to ask you would you mind not hotlinking to the image on my blog? You can take it and upload it yourself if you like, but hotlinking to my site does neither of us any good.

    Thank you, and happy blogging :)

  8. Phil: Done and done. Thanks for stopping by!