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Out of the Mouths of Babes: Fashion Over Function


Out of the Mouths of Babes: Fashion Over Function

My cousin Michelle — a labor and delivery nurse who, like me, grew up in Central Pennsylvania and ended up in Los Angeles — shared this recent exchange with her five-year-old daughter, Ava (who is quite the character):

MICHELLE:  Ava, I like your jeans.

AVA:  Why?

MICHELLE:  They’re cute.

AVA:   Pretty and cute?

MICHELLE:  Yes.  Pretty and cute.

AVA:   They ARE pretty and cute.  Ugh!  Things that are pretty and cute are SO uncomfortable.

True dat, Ava.  True dat.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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