A few days ago, my friend and fellow Ami-expat mom in Berlin, Mama Melch of Midwestern Berliners , blogged five facts about her family. Inspired by this, I wrote five of my own.
1 – I thought of my blog name pretty quickly, but went back and forth for a while, because I was worried people might think it was inspired by the Kardashion empire of reality television. I was actually inspired by the Leonard Cohen song “First we take Manhattan.” Only later did I realize that it was about the Red Army Faction.
2 – I don’t like ice cream. That’s right; I’m a freak, but there are so many better options. Other things that other people like, but I don’t include: beaches, swimming, dangly earrings, summer time, Los Angeles…ok, maybe I just don’t like anything related to warm, sunny weather. I’ll be making plans to move to Siberia now.
3 – There is no such thing as too many british period dramas. My recent favorite: “Edward the Seventh.” Its on Netflix if you’d ever like to spend some time with the House of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha.
4 – When we’re out people tend to assume I’m not my daughter’s mother and it makes me stabby. You know what, you’re right. Yes, I did manage to notice that she has blonde hair and she looks nothing like me. Do you know why? Because she looks exactly like my husband. Now please go away.