When Laura was born I asked my friend Pam (who is a 2008 Grammy nominee) to be Laura’s godmother. According to Wikipedia, godparents were traditionally considered to be responsible for ensuring that the child’s religious education was carried out. But Pam’s standing membership in The God Squad is not the only reason I chose her to be Laura’s godmother. I chose Pam because she’s good, kind, strong, soft, beautiful, smart, fun, energetic, powerful, and just imperfect enough to be able to pass herself off as a human. She nicknamed my child Laura Adora. She was the first person outside of the immediate family to come to the hospital to hold Laura right after she was born (at around 1:30 AM). And she rarely returns from a vacation that she doesn’t bring back a souvenir or trinket for her godchild. Oh, and Pam sings like an angel, a sultry angel – did I mention the Grammy nomination yet?
Pam sings like an angel, yes, but she also is one. There are angels who walk among us here on Earth, I have long been convinced of it. And if you stop to think about it for just a moment, I know you’ll agree. Sometimes they look like a Kindergarten teacher. Sometimes they look like a nurse. Sometimes they look like a best friend. Angels on Earth are packaged cleverly, but you usually don’t have to look very deep to see the halo and wings. As it happens, angels have wings and so too do fairy godmothers. According to Wikipedia, a fairy godmother is a fairy with magical powers who takes the role that an actual godparent is expected to play. See how this works? Godmother + Angel = Fairy Godmother. In Laura’s case her fairy godmother has a Grammy nomination, in case I haven’t mentioned that.
So what did Laura’s fairy godmother do to deserve a post all her own (besides being a Grammy-nominated fairy godmother)? Well, in addition to the Grammy nomination, she got this for Laura from Hannah Montana’s dad (Hannah Montana’s dad was known in another incarnation as Billy Ray Cyrus):
How cool is that? And since I keep hinting about a certain Grammy nomination, I will take this opportunity to stop patting myself on the back (returning my right hand to the keyboard will make the typing go much faster) for foreseeing the greatness in the Chickens CD, for which Laura’s fairy godmother (Pam is BB) and her partner Buck Howdy received a Grammy nomination. (Did you catch how I twice fit “Grammy nomination” into the last sentence?) Waaaaaayyyyy back here, I told Blog This Mom! readers to go and get a copy of Chickens. I said it was a great album – AND I WAS RIGHT! There I go patting myself on the back again. My arm is starting to get all achy breaky. Chickens received a 2008 Grammy nomination for Best Musical Album for Children. That’s what I’m talkin’ about. You can read about it here. You can get Chickens on iTunes, Amazon, or CD Baby.
Don’t you think Laura’s fairy godmother would look simply enchanting holding one of these: