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Hairdo of the Week and — Some News

posted Friday June 27th, 2008

This week we discovered the double-messy bun(s). On the day this photo was taken, Sophie also had her shorts on backward (she knew, she insisted) and I worried that I’d really gone over the edge with the whole “I’ve gotta be me, I’ve gotta be free!” approach to childish expressions. But she actually got a few compliments. And no one seemed to notice the shorts.

I’m still not saying “for sure” on this one, even though I got confirmation from the producer today — but I MIGHT have a piece on the radio show This American Life, on the episode airing this weekend.

For me, that’s right up there with beating Kristy Kyl (yes, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl’s daughter, no, we didn’t have the same political views) at high school debate camp. In other words, I’m psyched! And for once, no caveats.

The piece is about Sophie (surprise!) and info about the show is at — it airs on public radio, it’s different in every city. In Phoenix, it’s on KJZZ at 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

And with that, the shameless-self-promotion-portion of the blog is now over. For today.

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4 Responses to “Hairdo of the Week and — Some News”

  1. Sophie looks adorable. Leah has a permanent wedgie from underwear on backwards and she swears she knows it’s wrong but she chooses to wear them that way.
    Can’t wait to hear the radio spot.

  2. I heard your piece on NPR this afternoon. As cliche as it is to say (and embarrassing, frankly, because I know I can do better than this), I laughed and cried my way through it for more reasons than I can possibly write in this teeny, tiny space. Suffice to say, I’m a mom.

    I’ll be stalking you from now on. I mean that in the nicest, most effusive “gee, I wish I could write like you” kind of way.

  3. Hey, she looks like Princess Leia. Sawyer will be thrilled!

  4. Sophie is beautiful and I think it’s brilliant that you are encouraging her individualism. So many parents have trouble letting go and for a lot of our youngsters it’s that that is the biggest obstacle in their development. If you continue like this I .see big things ahead for Sophie.

    Penny Green
    Down’s Heart Group

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