"I need a Kleenex."
"WHOA! You sure do! Hang on."
"That's my snot."
"I see that."
"Well, it looks like shoestring snot."
You know you're getting sick, when your cup of morning coffee and evening glass of wine both taste like crap.
Since I'm not a parent, I haven't a clue what y'all do when YOU are sick. Me? I turn off my phone, grab a glass of room temp water and the bag of Ricola lemon throat lozenges, crawl into bed and pull the comforter over my head. I stay there all day. But how the f@!k do parents deal with feeling like shit when they have 2 youngsters to take care of; especially two that are also sick!
Meet 'Lil Sis.
Ok, so, how best to describe my new friend? 'Lil Sis is, quite frankly, going to give me a run for my money. She's all bang. Very expressive and communicative of her needs.
She doesn't like to stay in one position for more than 90 seconds. She despises lumps in her avocado. And, you will hold her if you plan on maintaining your sanity. She's direct and head-strong.
And she's not really too sure about the nanny.
|"I demand puree, not chunky."|
|"You gotta be kidding me. This is who my parentals chose to leave me with?"|
She accepts the assignment and works her magic so effortlessly.
|"This is how you do it, Valerie."|
|"You just gotta know what she likes, Valerie."|
Because watching it, with babe in arms to avoid a meltdown, I am perplexed as to the point?
There are so many bad messages for little girls (and boys) in this movie, that the list would run off the page.
The whole prince thing, locking a kid with differences in her room her entire life, a charming boy falls in love and then lies about the whole thing, greed and deceit erupt with a man wanting to take over an entire kingdom... WOW! And then of course, there's that damn song that The Cousin must have sang 20 times...
|"If you hold me 24/7, I will give you some much needed relief."|
|"Valerie, wake up. 'Lil Sis is crying and I want a cookie."|
Yep, we'll make it through; The Cousin, 'Lil Sis and me... god willing and the wine box doesn't run dry.
|"Miss me now?"|