Amy Poehler. Tina Fey. Bee Cooler.

Q: What do these three women have in common? (I’ll save you a Google search and tell you, it’s not celebrity status. Bee, one of my dearest friends, is not famous…although she ain’t no commoner either.)

A: All three ladies are smokin’ hot…goofballs!
Silly is their specialty.
Take a look at the photo below. On the left, Poehler and Fey do a Golden Globes promo with their pumped up kicks. On the right, my friend’s graduation photo, which clearly stands out in my yearbook’s gallery of stiff necks and fake smiles.

Golden Globes photo via

Golden Globes photo (L) via

Now those three girls are confident, fearless, and freely-expressed. Rare qualities in a self-conscious world.

Rare, after a certain age, that is.
We have a blast monkeying around as kids. And then, the somber adults come along and crash the party, convincing us that acting silly is unaccepted, childish, and not ladylike. Geesh. Killjoy.

Well I’ve decided that I’d rather raise my daughter to be secure enough to show her spunky personality instead of looking perfectly poised.

Amy Poehler Quote

To be able encourage my daughter’s antics,I have to walk the talk. I’m looking at reversing three decades of anti-silly conditioning. Oy.

I better make a wall decal as a declaration to Tiana and a reminder for myself.

silly wall decal quote

Yup. We’re gonna own our inner clowns!

I’ll start by following the 1st clause in the above declaration.

Click the video to get a glimpse of what I look like when I fool around (I’m secretly hoping that my hair conceals my identity)…

What was the craziest silly stunt you’ve ever pulled?

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6 Responses to Empower Your Daughter By Raising A Clown.

  1. Bee says:

    Haha Nat i remember that photo. O dear haha! Very very funny video too. Life is about having fun! 😀 thanks for thinking i’m cool. Bee Silly!

  2. Ami Sanyal says:

    Love it!

    No one creates anything worthwhile if they are afraid to mess up/stand out. So acting the fool is basically an unorthodox tool for success (for both you and tia) 😉

    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect” – Mark Twain

  3. thanks for the plug 😉
    great message

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