One of the highlights of my afternoon – the thing that keeps me sane between nap time ending and Dan coming home – is watching Ellen with my three year old. Right when we might otherwise be having the world’s biggest afternoon meltdown (you know the ones, moms) – instead we turn on Ellen. When life has gotten me down this year between the new baby, Dan getting laid off last year, the move to Wisconsin for his new job, etc. etc. Ellen has been there to take my mind off of all that heavy “where did all our savings go?” blahs with shake weights and Hawaiian chairs and Sexy Santa Musical Chairs.
MM might be just as big of a fan as I am – he loves dancing along with Ellen and the audience and gets super excited when they play some of his favorite games like Know Or Go or Sumove It Move It. He knows all the staff members like Jeannie and Andy Short Shorts by name. It’s kind of my dream that someday we’ll be able to go see the show together in person.
The next best thing? Was seeing this the other day:
This makes him basically a celebrity right? It would, admittedly, be better if she’d shown it live on her show and been all like, “MM from Wisconsin is basically my biggest fan and I want him on my show,” but I was pretty thrilled with this, too.
And thanks to the handy screen capture function and my blog, his celebrity status can now be memorialized in the interweb FOREVER. But Ellen, if you are reading this – his birthday is April 7 and I know he’d love to get tickets to your show. And I’d be happy to chaperon his trip.