The Big Show


It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. And I have a good excuse: I’ve been writing DAILY at the Listen to Your Mother DC blog. Sometimes twice a day. And to be honest, I’m exhausted.

But the show is now over. I know – my Facebook friends never thought this day would come. Yes Virginia, there IS an end to the shameless self promotion.

But seriously, I can’t thank you all enough for your support. If you didn’t get to come to the show, the readings were videotaped and will be added to a YouTube channel in a month or so. And I’ll have a recap post up on our LTYM DC site tomorrow.

In the meantime though, I thought I’d tell you about another BIG SHOW that took place at my house recently. A FASHION show.

A relative who drove down for Listen to Your Mother, brought some presents for my children, and Eleanor really got the best one. It’s a paper doll fashion show set – complete with a runway and chairs. She was thrilled and spent hours carefully coloring all of the outfits and giving the dolls matching blond bobs.

Once the dolls were finished, she did two things. First, she assigned homes to each of them. One lives on the dining room table…one lives on the kitchen counter…etc. Then she started heavily marketing the fashion show. This was strictly word of mouth from doll to doll, but within minutes, they were all abuzz about the big fashion show taking place in HERNDON!

Now, you don’t have to be from the DC area to guess that suburban Herndon is not exactly a fashion capital. So this had me laughing for hours.

At one point I overheard a conversation in which one of the dolls said, “Oh, it’s in Herndon? That’s really far for me. I’ll have to drive.” Intrigued, I interrupted to ask Eleanor, “really? Herndon is far for her?” My daughter just gave me a quizzical look and said, “Well, yes. I mean, she lives all the way at the refrigerator.

I know it’s far… But I highly suggest a drive over to our house for the Herndon fashion show. They happen every 20 minutes or so.

6 Responses to The Big Show
  1. anna see
    May 10, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    i would definitely attend a HERNDON fashion show if miss eleanor were in charge!
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  2. suburbancorrespondent
    May 10, 2012 | 6:12 pm

    Well, as a frequent shopper at The Closet, I consider Herndon to be a Mecca of fashion.

    Why do we have to wait so long for the video? WHY? I keep telling my friends how good LTYM was, so I am dying to show it to them.
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  3. heidi
    May 13, 2012 | 4:50 pm

    I’ll bet it’s awesome at the Herndon fashion show. I’m sure Eleanor’s creations are inspiring!
    What a cutie.
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  4. heidi
    May 13, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, sweet Kate.
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  5. Leslie
    May 22, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    I’d come all the way from Loudoun Co to the Herndon fashion show. But it IS kinda a far drive from the refrigerator. That would be asking a lot.

    This is so perfectly adorable. And she’s absolutely beautiful!

    And I can’t wait to see the full youtube videos from LTYM! I have a feeling I’ll have to watch from home. The laughing and crying at work is already pretty out of control.
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  6. anymommy
    May 24, 2012 | 12:11 am

    I am on my way. (I wish.) So cute.

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