When she was just a little girl, I asked my readers . . .

When she was just a little girl, I asked my readers . . . June 16, 2014

What will she be?



What happened was, a compassionate friend sent me a “There, there” bottle of Tanqueray, and my five-year-old immediately got a fork and pried off the red seal. Benny wanted one, too. So she muscled open the fridge, found a bottle of wine and a fork. When I asked what she was doing, she struck this pose.

I feel like there is . . . something . . . in the future for this kid. But what? Will she be a pirate? Scourge of heretics? Doctor of the Church? Crazy fork lady? All of the above?

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  • James

    Hopefully she doesn’t become a heretical doctor who scourges pirates with a fork.

  • DeirdreMundy

    Obviously, the next Julia Child!

  • Kate Cousino

    That face has “Yarrrr!” written all over it.

  • suburbancorrespondnt

    Que sera, sera!

    • suburbancorrespondnt

      And, uh, thanks for the earworm…

  • MightyMighty1

    Host of a reality TV show that intervenes in the lives of alcoholics. She’s not a drunk, she’s a sobriety companion. (Which reminds me–have you seen Elementary? I feel like you’d like it. A NY take on Sherlock Holmes, about 10x better than the movies or BBC show. And I really liked the movies and BBC show until I saw Elementary. Anyway, there is a sober companion in the beginning of the show.)