my maternal pride overfloweth

Some parents tease their daughter’s hair into complicated, lacquered bouffants, dress them up in frilly frocks, and force them to strut the runways of childhood beauty pageants — still others cheer theirs on at rough and tumble sporting events, providing encouragement, Gatorade, and regular mullet maintenance at the neighborhood Supercuts.

But me? When you are born a child of mine…THIS is how you bring a proud tear to your mother’s eye, goddamnit. My hilarious and amazing daughter, Anne (who is now a senior in high school), when she was 8, in a commercial written and directed by the absolutely brilliant Billy Butler:

About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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