"Mom, Are You 1/40th As Famous as Courteney?"

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April 20, 2011
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Comes the question from my 8-year-old who is, at least there's this, studying fractions. All her friends talk about the paparrazzi and Selena Gomez and of course "hate" Justin Bieber. Some of them actually have been stalked by paparrazzi, but that's not the reason they talk about this fame issue so much -- nor is it the reason they all chose to be with famous people on the island instead of their friends. I know I could be swaying them in a better direction. Anyway, I think I could. But then Charlotte is reading TigerBeat and Bop magazines just like I did at her age, and that in some ways served me well. In some ways.