introducing Emily from Beware the Kudzu….

I was so grateful when my friend Jenn asked me to pen a guest post for her new collaborative endeavor Sunny Slide Up. I was extra excited when I learned that this week’s focus was on the subject of humor. Humor is held in pretty high regard in our family. In fact one of my favorite quotes is:

“Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.” – Joanne Woodward

It’s true. I tell people all the time how the hubs laughed the panties right off of me and we’ve been together ever since 😉 It would seem our daughter has inherited the family funny bone. Her comedic timing is uncanny; to the point where she will begin a maniacal laugh at just the right time during some highly inappropriate programming.

I hope that she stays funny and dare I say it, cultivates her comedic abilities. While most mothers have dreams of their children growing up to become educators, doctors, or the first female president I have much loftier ambitions for my darling girl. I desperately want her to join the ranks of Tina Fey, Mya Rudolph and my beloved Amy Poehler. Yes, I want my daughter to be a cast member on SNL. Ms. Fey’s book Bossy Pants, much like the complete works of Judy Blume, needs to be required reading for all girls before graduating high school if for no other reason than it teaches the lessons “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it” and “Bitches get stuff done”.

And before all you Kristen Wiig fans get up in arms about her absence from my list ~ the only reason I didn’t include her is because she is just coming into her own. She’s a baby compared to the holy trinity mentioned above but it’s only a matter of time before she fully joins their ranks. And I bet her mama is damn proud of her girl!

So if some day in the not too distance future Quinn comes to tell her dad and I that she is moving to Chicago to join Second City I’ll support her 110%. Or more so because I’ll probably be sending her rent money each month. I hope her spirit is adventurous enough to allow her to live her life in a YES, AND fashion and that the fear of failing never stops her from trying. And if she goes after her dreams with a heart full of gusto only to fall short, I hope she has a healthy sense of humor to see her through the harder times life has to offer. Because we all get knocked down throughout our journey and the next best thing to making the world laugh is the ability to laugh at yourself.

~ Peace
Em xoxo