06 February 2008

Oprah starts 'em young

Apparently Oprah really does have some kind of magical pull. When D- and I left to go shovel some snow the other day, M- was inconsolable for poor J-, screaming non-stop and practically clawing at the front door.

Eventually, J- gave up and turned on Oprah (good old DVR). M- immediately stopped crying and paid rapt attention. As soon as Oprah was off-camera, she started up again. This cycle went on for the entire show, without a clear explanation. Even M-'s little baby doll (seen above watching by herself after M- wandered away), perched on her lap, could not reassure her that Oprah would be back each time soon after she went away. (Given that she's been on every cover of O magazine for 7 years now, I don't think Oprah would take well to being off camera for more than 5 seconds at a time.)

Anyway, once Oprah was over, J- was on her own to make dinner with bleeding ears, as they both eagerly awaited our return. Once M- saw us on the porch, she lit right up like 10 Oprahs just said "Peekaboo! You've won a year's supply of tummy-ticklins!"

So I guess that means for all intents and purposes, I'm as good as or better than Oprah.

Power and influence now, please!


adamrobertson said...

I'm still waiting for the "10 reasons my 3-year-old son's dad may be homosexual" article. No need for the "10 reasons my 3-year-old son's dad may NOT be a homosexual"... it'd be way too short.

Get to writing, J.


LiteralDan said...

Adam: Actually, dude, I've thought about writing up that list, just to be fair. I alluded to as much in the original list, in fact.

Everyone Else: This is Adam-- he craves attention even more than me, and he's just bitter that I got the last word in before leaving Maine for Illinois.

I'm sure I'll write a post or two about The Good Old Days when I could actually watch his face when I made him cry with my cutting wit.

ha HA!