My adorable niece and I have a lot in common. We are both tall. We both have unruly hair. We both tend to be a bit scampish. And we are both super cute.
I thought I could sneak the last one by you.
One thing we don’t have in common is that she doesn’t like TV. For almost seven years, she wouldn’t watch anything. Well, she would occasionally watch kids shows with (our little cousin) The Monkey. But, she would only agree to that if The Monkey brushed her hair the entire time, and if they kept the door closed to keep me away. (The nerve!)
A few months back, she discovered one show that she would watch…
Rachael Ray’s “30 Minute Meals.”
And she will watch the crap out of it.
She wants us to park chair-y in front of the TV and leave her alone. I found her two sets of DVDs of the show on ebay and have 15 or so episodes on my dvr. She even watches the DVDs in her car whenever she goes anywhere.
If she is watching the recorded episodes, she yells as soon as Rachael Ray says, “Now we are going to take a quick break.” That is my notice to fast forward.
She also says “Unc!” to me when an episode is ending on DVD, and she wants a new one started. She sees the meal being plated and knows it is time.
She even makes her Mommy pull over on the side of the highway to change DVDs for her.
She has The Monkey watching it now. The Monkey is enjoying. Though at one point, she mentioned, matter of factly, “Rachael Ray talks a lot.”
My niece doesn’t like Rachael Ray’s talk show. The guests take too much time away from the star, she feels.
The other night on the phone, she made me read every item for sale on Rachael Ray’s website. And she told me she wanted every one of them for Xmas.
Little twerp has also decided that she wants to be called “Isaboo” now. (That is the name of Rachael Ray’s dog.)
She’s informed my sister that she wants Rachael Ray to be her new mommy.
AND she wants to go to NY to meet her. So, my sister told me, “Figure out how to make that happen.” Since I live on the corner of Cocky Ave and Naive Blvd, I assume that I can.
Ooops. I gotta run, Isaboo is not happy that she is having to watch a commercial.