"From the mouth of a babe"
This is one of my favorite pictures of my kids. Look at Courtney—she’s a pretty girl, huh?
Yeah. Courtney is one of those beautiful girls who kind of doesn’t have a clue in everyday life. Like have you ever seen Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” segment? Or remember how Howard Stern used to quiz those supermodels?
Howard: “At what temperature does water freeze?”You get the picture.
Supermodel: “You mean legally?”
You know those little Japanese carts that you see people being pulled along in? Courtney got on one at a music festival in Albany, the side of which read, “www.albanyrickshaw.com.” At the end of the ride, the guy gave her his business card.
Courtney (looking at the card, perplexed): “Who is this?”Oh, so that’s why she kept calling him “Rick.”
The guy: “That’s me.”
Courtney: “Well, then… who is Rick Shaw?”
Not that I’m saying Courtney is the least bit stupid. She’s a freakin’ savant when it comes to music. A few years ago she picked up a guitar and within three months had a CD of songs she wrote herself. Just like that.
Here she is playing the guitar. And check out her MySpace—you’ll see I’m not kidding. She's a really talented songwriter.
Okay, so yesterday my friend Susan told me she had Courtney and her boyfriend over for dinner Sunday night. After dinner, expressing her relief over the federal holiday the next day, Courtney let out a long sigh and said,
“Thank GOD Martin Luther King was shot on a Monday.”BAH-ha-ha-ha!
Now, one of the many beautiful things about my precious girl is that she can laugh at herself. So when I talked to her last night, we cracked up together about her inane comment.
Me: “Oh, Court, you’re too funny.”Silence, then
Courtney: “I know. I forgot they moved the holiday to a Monday.”
Me: “Yeah, and it’s his birthday.”
“Oh my God! Martin Luther King was shot on his BIRTHDAY?”Isn’t she adorable? Kids say the darnedest things…