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Where blog posts wither & die (part two).**

Yesterday I brought the Tornado to see Shrek the Musical.


(she requested the harry potter specs. she knows not who h.p. is.)

You cant see but Im wearing these shoes.


So glad I listened to all of you (especially Charlotte) and didnt return them. I love. I feel fancy. I look on the outside like the amazon I feel like on the inside. but I digress…

We drove to Dallas (for the day. that’s the kind of S the M fans we are.) talking, snacking on roadtrippy stuffs on organic produce and tofu and just spent time together.

It was a great reminder to this misfit mom no matter how “old” and “mature” she seems these days, the Tornado is still a little kid who marvels at Shrek whoopie cushions & will happily wear sweatshirts with donkey ears on the hood (*cue confetti made of mamasmiles*)

but I digress…

The show was AWESOME and, again, it made me cry.

This time, however, I looked around (through my veil of tears & smeary harry potter specs) and saw I literally was the only one teary eyed.

In a room filled with adults whom Id bet my pointy packpack have FORGOTTEN to unfurl their freak flag in a while—-I was the only misfit who grew choked up by these words:


So true.

So forgotten.

And, in the land of kinder and public school, so frequently squelched.

So I leave you this morning with a song (if it works. phone blogging always seems like a fantastic idea-till I get to a computer and find the post all wonky) by way of reminder.

What makes you special makes you strong.


**seriously. I know we’re all busy. if you have 2 minutes to share with me please to skip the commenting, listen to the song and DANCE!!

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23 Responses to “Where blog posts wither & die (part two).**”

  1. Inez says:

    LOVE this and you.

  2. Faith says:

    I’ve never seen the musical, but 100% agree.
    What makes us unique is what makes us strong.

  3. Coco says:

    OK, now I need to see the whole thing! Can I borrow Tornada to get me into a show?

  4. Lisa says:

    Whoopie cushion?!
    I love this musical too.

    Off to watch and fly my flag.

  5. Tess says:

    Wavin’ like a mad woman!!!!!

  6. Nicole says:

    love this! I’ve never seen the musical, but I’m a huge fan of the movies :)

  7. Tara Burner says:

    Let your freak flag fly!!!
    way up high!!!

    ok I soooo wanna see the musical now!!!

    on side note, my daughter laughs at me when I cry during movies, etc.!!!!

  8. Renee says:

    I’ll cry with you.

    I love this song and the sentiment.

  9. Greta says:

    Is this on video too?
    The whole musical I mean. I haven’t seen it.

  10. Healthy Mama says:

    LOVE it.

  11. Miz says:

    ok still on thumbs but @got2run4me asked on twitter a question I thought a lot about last night:


    My (condensed) thoughts are this.

    I’m not crazy (well I am but not in this way ;-) ) and I do realize she will probably long to fit in. To resemble everyone else and, hell, for ME to cover up the tattoos and tone it down and be ‘normal.’

    And I’m ok with that.

    It’s a process. It was for me and all I pray (literally. late at night) is she comes back around ad OUT the otherside more comfortable than ever with who she is and what her flag says.

    And, if I can keep her little tween self FLAG WAVING thru those years in the house where we’ve created a safe place to fall?

  12. Nettie says:

    I’m not a puppet I’m a real boy! Lol

  13. Shelley B says:

    That song reminds me in a way of the song Hair - love it!

    That whoopee cushion is fantastic. My kids would want one, and they’re, ahem, adults!

  14. Jody - Fit at 53 says:

    Love that you teared Carla & yes, what makes us each unique makes us special. I too hope that you with all you have done & how you live “YOU” & not who you should be will help Tornado be strong like you & always want to be who she is - to have strong convictions no matter what. Yes, school years are friggin tough. They were for me!


  15. messymimi says:

    You brought tears to my eyes with those words. Thank you.

  16. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    Love that play. And, guess what! My mom is not only my workout partner, as I’ve shared before, but also my “theater” partner:) She buys season tickets and takes me with her. Lucky me.

  17. debby says:

    Love your comment, Miz, about how you’ve thought about how she will want to ‘fit in.’ and how you hope she will come out the other side etc. Let me assure you that she will come out the other side better than ever, and she might even decide in the midst of all that ‘fitting in’ pressure, that she is happy with being who she is. Hope that makes sense.

  18. Miz says:

    makes total sense… thank you

  19. Alisa says:

    Love the song and dance, love the phrase (I would so be teary too), LOVE the shoes :)

  20. Linda says:

    I love this song. This phrase is very true. :-)

  21. Mary says:

    I too am a big Shrek fan! Favorite destination: You Need a Friend Avenue. My sons tell me they always appreciated the fact that there Mom was “different” and it sometimes scares me how conversative two of them are, but as adults we all honor each other’s differences.

  22. Charlotte says:

    How much do I love that you cried through this?? I had no idea there even was a Shrek musical…

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