Everybody has a favorite Mommy Show for one reason or another.
My favorite is the Jim Gaffigan episode because he’s hilarious. My mom’s favorite is Romilly Newman because she loses it every time Mazzy falls asleep during the interview. My sister’s favorite is Taye Diggs because, hello— TAYE DIGGS. My brother-in-law’s favorite is Steve Schirripa because he can’t get over the guy from The Sopranos sitting on my couch.
My husband’s favorite is this week’s episode with Idina Menzel.
Now, you might think this episode is Mike’s favorite because he makes a cameo appearance at the beginning, but that’s not the case. It’s because Harlow having a staring contest with Idina in the “green room” is one of the best examples we have of our daughter’s famous glare.
Idina was there to talk about A Broader Way (an art-centered program that offers girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression, started by Idina and her husband Taye Diggs) and her starring role in the new animated Disney movie Frozen, set to open on November 27th.
Also in this episode, Idina gets up close and personal with Mazzy’s blankie, matches Harlow’s baby socks and attempts to wrap an oddly shaped shaped gift for a birthday party.
One of the things I love about this episode is Idina arrived totally as herself, not dressed-up and ready for the camera— as if she was coming over for a regular playdate. Her son Walker is exactly Mazzy’s age so it was fun to discuss blankies and potty training with someone in the same phase of parenting, while secretly wishing she would follow-up with a real mom date.
The only other thing I want to talk about before I send you on your way to watch the episode is MY HAIR. It is about five inches too long and apparently, Kim Kardashian length hair makes me look like I’ve gained twenty pounds. I cut it immediately after I saw the footage. Also, the dress I am wearing looks lovely on it’s own but it’s sleeveless and I thought my arms might look large on camera so I wore it with a long black cover-up.
LESSON OF THE DAY: Cover-ups make you look like you are covering up something way worse than you are actually covering up.
Sorry, for the vanity check. It’s hard to look at yourself on camera sometimes!
Are you back? Okay. Now check out my friend Julie’s new show called Advice Under the Influence. She gives bad parenting advice while drinking beer.
Plus, she may have crawled on top of her mini-van like a cat.
Maybe a Belt on the dress then the cover up? Give you your shape back but allows you to cover your arms. : )
I love Idina so much. Great episode!
I just absolutely love, love, love her. LOVE! However if she were in my living room I’d have her singing Defying Gravity or she wouldn’t be allowed to leave. And that’s illegal so then I’d get arrested for kidnapping. It’s a damn good thing I don’t have my own show or we’d all be going to hell in a hand basket.
Best last line of an episode yet.
“Annnnd you didn’t have a box.” Crackup! I also felt like you seemed the most yourself (or what i think seems like you, since I don’t know you personally!) in this episode. Really cute- loved this one.
..”and you didn’t have a box”… way to end on a HA! She’s fabulous…
Can she come to my house next?
I realized after she left that I should have had a sing-a-long segment instead of crafts. I don’t know what I was thinking honestly. MAJOR MISSED OPPORTUNITY!
I adore Idina Menzel. As someone who doesn’t often get starstruck, I’m slightly envious that you got to meet and hang out with her. And I agree with the person above – I would have politely requested her to sing Defying Gravity for me. And by “politely requested,” I of course mean “shamefully begged.” And then I maybe would have shed a tear when she did just because that song is awesome.
Like many others on here, I laughed when she said “and you didn’t have a box”. best ending!
This was my favorite episode too! It made me feel slightly better about not winning 10th anniversary wicked tickets (not surprising though, I rarely win anything…)
AND, you guys look A LOT alike! Your names are similar too…
TWINS!!! (if not twins you could at least be sisters…)
Also, that’s a really pretty picture of both of you despite the Kim Kardashian hair and the “I’m renovating my apartment” look…
Wow. She is super graceful–and her cheeks are so shiny and beautiful!
Nice one Ali!If she comes to visit me, I will do that in honour of you, lol. x
Can you imagine Mazzy’s reaction today if she were in the same room with her – and if they got to sing songs from Frozen together?!
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