It’s Saturday Night Live…


I was asked to present an award at my alma mater this weekend. Unfortunately, I have a business-related event the same night. I contemplated double booking and seeing if I could make it across the city in record time, but had visions of Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses and thought better of it. For those who haven’t seen the movie, rent it!

I was explaining my dilemma to my sister while my niece played quietly in the corner. (Side note: she was practicing for Minute to Win It by trying to carry M&M’s across the room using only a straw. If you haven’t ever seen the show, I’ve probably lost you. And she wasn’t actually that quiet…but I’m trying to paint a picture here.)

ME: So they want me to present on Saturday night.

Sister: But you can’t. You’re already going to the conference.

ME: I know. Boo! (yes, I really use the word “boo” in common, every day conversations).

Sister: So just tell them you can’t present on Saturday night because you’re busy.

Niece: Jocey! (This is what she calls me.) You HAVE to do it! ((slamming her tiny fists down on the carpeting)).

ME: But I can’t. I already have plans.

Niece: But Jocey…((little fists keep slamming)) It’s Saturday Night…you have to do it.

ME: (confused as to why my niece is so concerned with my plans on a Saturday night) But I can’t…I have plans and don’t want to be rude.

Niece: (eyebrows furrowing in a very intense stare) You would rather do your plans then host Saturday Night Live! Come on!

God bless this child who thinks her aunt is cool enough to host Saturday Night Live. Is it possible for me to remain a rock star in her eyes for the rest of my life?  In order to do this, I may have to actually host SNL some day.

End Note:

“Come on!” has become one of my nieces latest catchphrases. That and “In my mind I said…” which is her way of saying, “I thought to myself…”

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