I'm a confident parent... really - I've taken this particular child to the store wearing a homemade super bouncy boy cape, cowboy boots, and shorts (okay, he was about 3 years old)... and endured the looks - but when he came out of the bathroom having combed his hair to look like Alfalfa... I had to cringe.
But before cringing I wanted a picture of COURSE!
he misunderstood my desire I think
because he's pretty sure that this is his big breakthrough into the world of Child Acting.
The conversation went something like this...
Po: go ahead Mom, take a picture, but get my good side.
Mom: is one of these angles better than the other?
Po: you told me I looked like that guy from that one movie (ummm... he's never seen Little Rascals)
Mom: well, TV show actually (I guess it's both, but I never saw the movie either)
Po: so maybe when they re-do it they'll pick me?
Mom: (sometimes it's just best to stay silent - this was one of those times...)
Po: how do kids get in movies anyway - I mean, I could have been the kid in Diary of A Wimpy Kid if I knew they were looking. Maybe we should move to California?
Mom: well, there are probably more casting directors per square mile in California than here... but...
Po: (ignoring any negative talk - now announcing it to the whole family) Time to move, we're going to California guys!
5 minutes later he'd planned the entire move - and his first Oscar acceptance speech.
5 minutes after that he was on the bus... off to another day of torturing his 5th grade teacher.
my apologies to the teacher... but considering that I did "encourage" him to tame the hair - maybe we can call it even?
maybe if Teachinfourth's Moments with Joey posts ever get made into a movie he'll have a shot at that?
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