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My Kids Use Chopsticks Better Than I Do


When I sit down to eat Japanese I order my drink… and a fork. I can’t mess around with chopsticks. If I’m really hungry I need to shovel the food in my mouth and chopsticks just don’t do the trick. But my kids LOVE them. They actually make it a point to NOT use a fork whenever possible.

I tried to video Liam in action, but he got a little shy once the camera went on.

What else happened…

Yesterday afternoon I went into the city to do a screen test for this online game show I was asked to be a part of. It is going to be a cross between Us Weekly and Jeopardy. I was begging to be a contestant, but they just wanted me to ask a Blind Item and make it last 25 seconds. So we did a few takes, and it looks like I am going to do three episodes! Should be a lot of fun.

Then I quickly met my friend Sylvia who is pregnant with her first child! I’ve been trying to get this girl to have a baby since 2005 – so I’m glad she was finally ready to become a mother. She is about 4.5 months pregnant and still wearing her real clothes. I can’t believe it. The day after I take a pregnancy test my entire body fills up with water and I can’t button a thing. Lucky little devil! 🙂

This afternoon we have a bday party in Brooklyn – so I have to get a present and do a few errands before we leave.

Until tomorrow!!

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  1. 🙂 Cute as ever! I wish i could get Erika to eat shrimps, so far it's only fish and she wouldn't eat it unless it's semolina coated fried, i prefer fish steamed or oven baked.
    We ladies carry differently, some show a lot sooner some have few more months when they go unnoticed. When i told my manager at work that me and my husband were expecting i was 5 months a long, he came out of his desk glued his eye to my stomach and asked me are you sure:-))) He was shocked, funny enough, after everyone else found out i poped, it's like my body wasn't ready to show till i was ready to announce :-)))
    Also, close friend of mine is expecting her first, she's almost 6 months along and she's afraid she could be too big(which she's totally not), now our mutual co-worker is two weeks longer than her and the difference between the two visually like 2 months or even more:-)

  2. do you have a benihanna near you? that's how they got into it
    they guys plays with the tails after he cooks them and then you dip in the sauces – it sold both kids that shrimp is fun

  3. I assume the place you named is a restaurant or something of that sort. Nope we don't have such here. I love watching food being cooked, we used to go to restaurant in Dublin and saw our food cooked, first, you know it's been raw and was cooked before your eyes -so it should be fresh and it makes for such a presentation.

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