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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Life with 'song and Elayna 
1st-Mar-2012 07:20 pm
Elayna 2011
Quote of the evening, from Elayna: "I got all excited. It was rectangular."

Background:
Elayna comes in from rehearsal clutching a package from her notorious great-aunt. (If you've ever heard me bitch about my aunt: that one.) She opens the package. Within it is a card for me cheerfully informing me that I am old and decrepit, and a gift-wrapped package for her.

Elayna, excited: "Is this a book? It looks like a book."
Me: "It could be a book."
Elayna: "It is a book! What book? How do you know?"
Me: "Dude, I have no idea."
Elayna: "...you sounded knowing."
Me: "I often do."

Elayna opens the package. It is not a book. It is a pleather picture frame with "FRIENDS" on the front in silver letters.

Elayna: "...whut."
Me, fake-chipper: "A picture frame! Exactly what every seventeen-year-old girl wants for her birthday!"
Elayna: "...whut."
Me: "You can put your picture of Justin Bieber in there!"
Elayna: "I do not have a picture of Justin Bieber."
Me: "I'll get you one. He's the voice of your generation and all."
Elayna: "I DO NOT WANT A PICTURE OF JUSTIN BIEBER. Seriously, though. I am so disappointed. I thought it was a book."
Me: "She would never have gotten you something as cool as a book."
Elayna: "I got all excited. It was rectangular."
Me: "Do you even have any books on your wishlist?"
Elayna: "No but it could've been an art book. She knows I like art."
Me: "I guarantee you she did not retain that information. Look, I can photoshop a picture of you with Justin Bieber. It'll be perfect."
Elayna: "WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO ME?"
Me: "But that's what every seventeen-year-old-girl wants!"
Elayna: "Augh! I am going to my room."
Me: "Unpack a box."
Elayna: "AUGH."

I am meanest mom.
Comments 
2nd-Mar-2012 12:40 am (UTC) - Her room:
She'll be in that room for a year and a half, right? Do you already have designs on it for when she is no longer occupying it? Is she looking at commuting to school from home?
2nd-Mar-2012 12:43 am (UTC) - Re: Her room:
It'll be a guest room when she goes off to college, we think; she's looking at going local but living on campus.
2nd-Mar-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Yep. You win Evil Mommy of the Year. :D
2nd-Mar-2012 01:54 am (UTC)
My son's birthday is today, and he HATES sharing it with Justin Beeber!
2nd-Mar-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
I share mine with Dr. Seuss! <3
2nd-Mar-2012 02:29 am (UTC)
I don't think the new Lorax movie is a very good birthday gift for him, based on the trailer I saw in December.
2nd-Mar-2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, no. We cringe whenever we see the trailer. I don't know what that movie is, but it is *not* our Lorax!
2nd-Mar-2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Can't. Stop. Laughing.
2nd-Mar-2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Girls who read are the best. I have a daughter who does too.
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2nd-Mar-2012 03:37 am (UTC)
I adore this. Total Lorelai/Rory moment <3
2nd-Mar-2012 05:52 am (UTC)
Yes, just so!
4th-Mar-2012 08:21 am (UTC)
Hmf! Bieber! No, what a young lady needs is a good, wholesome, curving, cheesecake photo.

Maybe one like this.
5th-Mar-2012 06:29 am (UTC)
You realize you say the word to those who can and bam! a handful of Elayna/Beiber photochops, suitable for framing.

Wield your power responsibly.
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