No, you can’t call me Drew.


imageMy students recently told me that I look like Drew Barrymore.


You don’t see the resemblance?

In fact, they started addressing me as “Drew.”

Nice, right?

So, Ms. Barrymore would have to play me in a movie, right?  And, if not be me, then she could direct my story, my poignant parenting moment? 

My debut parenting story on the screen?

Daddy is out of town on business.  Mommy has both girls to herself.  Mommy got both kids ready for school and dropped them off, worked the whole day, picked them up, and then cooked dinner.  Only for the kids to not really eat.  Then, mommy bathed the kids and got them ready for bed.  

The youngest kiddo (approximately 16 months old) is ready for bed first.  Jammies on and teeth brushed, it’s time for a book.  The oldest (oh, I don’t know, around 3), wants to read, too.

We get the book out and read.  It goes well.

The oldest is asked to turn out the light, close the door and brush her teeth while mommy sings a song to the youngest.

She decides the cat should leave the room, too.  She turns to the cat and says “leave Sassy.” 

The cat doesn’t. budge.

She says “come on, Sassy” and walks out the room, hoping the cat follows.  Nope.  Nada.

This repeats about 3 more times.  Shuffling her feet, trying a little click-click noise with her tongue to “call” the cat.  Still nothing.

She then walks back in and gentle taps the cat and says “come on, let’s go.”  Surprise?  Nothing again.  She is exasperated at this point and says “oh, it’s not working.”

All this time, I’m trying to sing to the youngest without dying from laughter.  The oldest is trying so hard to get our stubborn cat out of the room, but she won’t pick her up, or really touch her.

I finally said “it’s okay, mommy will get her out” and then the oldest left.

Wow…I’m pretty sure this isn’t nearly as funny as me telling it in person.  So, just imagine a stubborn, trying to be helpful three year old getting worked up about the cat not leaving.  And, a mommy thinking it is so funny that she can’t help.  And, then imagine that the mommy is Drew Barrymore.  That makes is better, right?

Hyundai and Glamour Magazine, along with JuiceBoxJungle, are sponsoring me to write about a poignant parenting moment with hopes that a big A-List Hollywood star will direct it on the big screen, like this short film Kate Hudson did with Glamour Reel Moments. You can enter too at !

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  1. Thats awesome!!
    I can just imagine her little sassy self getting mad at the cat! 🙂

  2. it definitely sounds like it was a cute moment!

  3. Reese Witherspoon is going to star in the Lifetime movie based on my blog! 🙂

    I can see the resemblance, Drew!

  4. My husband always says I remind him of her too!!!! But he said the way she talks is alot of it – which is crazy because I'm a COUNTRY girl with a drawl & everything… but he says she has a little lisp like I do…

    but I LOVE Drew Barrymore!

  5. Well, I'd take Drew over who my students once told me I looked like: "Mariah Carey, but only with sun glasses on and covering up her boobs."


  6. LOL…I think that's hilarious. Especially when you think of the irony of how we mommies are always trying to convince our stubborn children to do something!

  7. I really kind of like that this is categorized under silly. I like that you have silly as a label at all.
    And boy those cats can be just as stubborn as our kids, can't they?

  8. I was going to try and come up with something to do with ET, Charlie's Angels or lifting up one's shirt on top of David Letterman's desk, but I got nuthin'.

    However, I do think that is funny and I do think there is a resemblance…

  9. Cute! LOL And what a great person to be compared to!

  10. I am cracking up! Imagine You with a stubborn child? No way!

  11. I love toddlers! It's my favorite age, they are so funny!

  12. I'm impressed that with Daddy out of town and you doing all that work that you still manage to look like "Drew". Haha! Sweet 🙂

  13. I can just see Drew's face while this would be happening…classic.

  14. i can so picture this. and i am soooo laughing. hilarious friend. i can seriously see izzy's face!! the determination. love it!

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