Triticum Turgidum

Lying Dormant and Waiting to Bloom Since 2005

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Location: The Prairie, Illinois, United States

I am a beauty-loving ambidextrous higher-order primate who learned transcendental meditation at 7, statistical analysis at 23, tap dancing at 30, and piano at 35. I tolerate gluten, lactose, and differences of opinion, but not abuse. Or beets.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Start of the Fourth Wave?

How does a kid rebel against rebellious parents? Is she left with no option but to embrace the straight and narrow?

My biggest fear (aside from bodily harm of course) is that, in a frantic effort to individuate and distinguish herself from me, my daughter will grow up to be hopelessly constricted and traditional in her beliefs. Mom's a pantheist? I'll become a fundamentalist fill-in-your-religion. Mom didn't change her name upon marriage? I'll change mine upon engagement! Mom got a PhD? I'll resist even going to college. Mom waited until her career was established before having me so she could maintain her professional identity? The moment I see that little blue line I'll quit my job and call myself My Kid's Mom, a la Dr. Laura. Mom calls herself a feminist? Eww, I don't use the f-word.

What will I do? When I was a kid in the '70s I didn't think it was possible that Progress could be KO'd by Regress, but here we are. There's a very real possibility that my daughter will come of age during a time that's even more *gasp* retrograde than what we're seeing now.

Clearly, this calls for action.

Let the inoculation begin.


Blogger Parisjasmal said...

Ohhhh I just want to pinch her littel dupa (Polish I believe for cute little baby butt!).

She is so pretty and skinny jeans are SO IN this season!

Hilarious post K!

5:47 AM, September 23, 2006  
Blogger Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...

That is the cutest shirt I have ever seen:) I want one!

10:00 AM, September 23, 2006  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

OMG...That little Fi is almost as tall as I am!!!

She is a total doll.

7:49 AM, September 25, 2006  
Blogger mreenymo said...

Whoa nelly! Don't get ahead of yourself, my friend. Now's the time to enjoy and follow Fi's lead.

And, by the looks of it, she's developing just fine. :):)


5:43 PM, September 25, 2006  
Blogger AngelaCh1 said...

Ack!! She is simply too cute for words. LOVE that shirt!


10:54 AM, September 26, 2006  
Blogger daniela said...

did you get that T on the net??
if so, WHERE??
I love it, and I'm clearly not the only one.

6:59 AM, October 03, 2006  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

Too cute. You may be interested in some of the discussion going on at and I also just posted on the subject.

4:00 PM, October 04, 2006  
Blogger cjblue said...

I *LOVE* that shirt! I need one. No, two! WHERE did you get that?!?!

Trust that your daughter will use her obvious brilliance and her parents' solid guidance to help her become a strong woman. She will roar.

Every single election I take my kids with me to vote. Not only because it's our civic duty blah blah blah, but I tell them - this is a right women didn't have not too long ago. We have to use it or we could one day lose it again.

I have friends - she works in the porn industry (not in front of the camera) and he - well, let's just say he was my pot smoking musician buddy back in the day. They are convinced their son is going to grow up, put on a suit and be a corporate accountant.

Fi is adorable and gorgeous.

10:16 AM, October 05, 2006  

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