Monday, September 27, 2010

Katy Perry and I can both laugh at ourselves

Have you seen Away We Go? The movie where Maggie Gyllenhaal plays the crazy attached mama?

If you are like me, and hate to watch video while reading blogs, what makes me laugh so hard is when she says that she wouldn't want a stroller because she loves her babies, "Why would I want to push them away?"

I laughed my fool head off at all of her scenes. The first time you see her, she is standing up with her foot on a chair tandem nursing a toddler and a not so small infant - but the stance she has taken is like that of some woman warrior. It's really funny.

As I was laughing at her, Kevin turns to me and says, "You know they are making fun of you, right?"

"Well, duh. That's one reason it's so funny. Especially since I never expected to end up in the throes of attachment parenting."

One thing I have learned to do since my super sensitive days of high school is to laugh at myself. I can be pretty ridiculous. Especially when I have a soap box or a cause. I'm not apologizing for that, I'm just saying that it can be on the comical side.

So yeah, while I think that Sesame Street was absolutely right to pull the Katy Perry and Elmo video where she comes off more as a pedophile than a playmate, I still think this SNL clip is hilarious.

I like her a little more now, now that I know she can laugh at herself too.


  1. "Kids come for the boobs and stay for the books. Everybody wins." LMAO!

  2. It's not just the kids!

  3. I LOVE it. I thought the same thing about myself while watching Away We Go. Adrian and I are constantly snicker the few times we pull out the stroller or even when we use a shopping cart. Really, there's not a bad time for saying, "Why would I want to push my baby away from me?"

    And the Katy Perry on SNL bit is pure genius. It kind of makes me like her...


  4. SO funny. And I made the hubs watch it too. At my own risk re: the second one apparently, but he thought it was hilarious.

    (That said, why is your capatcha "evill" ? I don't think it was evil at all. Just tacky.)

    :-) S

  5. maggie gyllenhaal seems like a easy going actress. I don't know why I think that. It might be the clothes. Casual, a bit funky. I like it.