Eau du Rex

I am VERY proud of this video. It’s one of my favorites of the year for sure. It turned out exactly how I imagined it. Thanks to cameraman Chun Ming Huang, producer Michelle Orrego who oversaw the editing to perfection. (I’m already practicing my acceptance speech for the Cool Mom Awards 2012.)

I know I am not the first parent to love their child’s smell.  Along with the cute round face, it’s another part of mother nature’s design that keeps one from leaving their wailing child on the side of a road. Recently, David Beckham commented on how he loved the smell of his new baby girl. Smell it like Beckham?

Some say it’s baby powder, some say it’s the absence of smog and cynicism. I think it’s a bit like fresh baked bread. My daughter still has a sweet smell, but it changes. I know it’s fleeting so I take big inhales of them whenever I can.

So, in keeping with my Italian Movie Star theme, I present to you the commercial I made for my favorite perfume.  But then it’s not really a commercial since Rex’s scent is not for sale

Raising Your Kid to be Chinese

Since web traffic is a trickle the last two weeks of the year, I’ve been largely offline.  But, back to the chain gang.  Otherwise known as having to get my daughter to school on time. And dressed. With a lunch.  With a book bag.  Sigh.

As people muse about resolutions for this fab New Year I have one to add to the usual, don’t stuff myself with baked goods, workout everyday, read a book with more substance than People Magazine… I have one more aspiration of late:  Raise My kids to be Chinese.

Hear me out.  Granted it’s not just the old immigrants work harder deal.  Did you watch the Summer Olympics opening ceremony?  They made it very clear they are taking over the world.  So literally it’s good to bone up on your Mandarian.  But, metaphorically there are some other lessons to be gleaned here. Look at this.  That’s right, I’m not the only one who thought about this.  Persistence and discipline can trump IQ.

Just without that pesky Communism.

(Note: Cameo by wonderful cameraman and good sport Chun Ming Huang.  Though why he doesn’t have clips of the Cool Mom’s he has shot.  I don’t know. )