Friday, May 30, 2008

Psst...want to know a secret?

Next week, SELF Magazine is flying us to New York City for a photo shoot to go along with the piece they are doing on us.

What piece, you say? The piece I was interviewed for a week or so after my little speech at the Capitol. This guy contacted me and subsequently interviewed me over the phone. It was a conversation that my little darlings interrupted with shrieks and sobs about 10 times. That is to say, a VERY professional interview on my part, I'm sure. Much like the one I gave a couple months ago that was interrupted by BubTar shouting, "Moooom! Come wipe my BUUUUUUTT!" At least this one steered clear of potty talk.

Last Monday I missed a phone call, while I was doing something glamorous like changing a dirty diaper, and when I checked the message, I was shocked to hear the senior photo editor from SELF say "We want to fly you to New York for a photo shoot in the next few weeks!". Crazy, right? We've been nailing down the specifics since then, but I figured it was time to let the cat out of the bag.

We're going to New York next week...for a photo shoot! We have officially entered the Twilight Zone.

PS: Forthcoming post about how terrified I am about flying with KayTar, the little dear who has episodes every time we enter an airport and who also is in an incredibly difficult behavioral stage...but for now, we can just forget about that and be excited. SQUEE! and all of that good stuff.

36 comments:

Janet said...

That is amazing, Kyla. Just amazing. You rock.

cinnamon gurl said...

Wow, that's so awesome!!


Wow.

Katie said...

It will all come together, you just wait and see...I am SO freaking excited!!

Sophie said...

That is excellent, what a great experience to have!

I know I only lurk on your blog but can I share something I use to do with my DD. I made lots of little books for her about the experiences we were going to have e.g.. Last year we moved countries which was quite an upheavel. It helped DD greatly having everything in book form. I made the book as a time line so that she could see that one day 1 our furniture would go, day 2 we'd move to a hotel, day 3 we would go to the airport etc.

Good luck.

dawn224 said...

wow. just wow.

Chickenbells said...

Oh...I am so happy for you! I am sitting here thinking of how many people you'll touch because of this article...and maybe one step closer to making big changes?!? You Go Girl!

Anonymous said...

I am SO SO SO excited for yall! You are going to blow them away!!!!
As always, I will be praying for a smooth, calm and safe trip!

I hope yall have a blast!

Cori

Christine said...

YAY! That's awesome and amazing and inspiring. I am so excited for you!

(On a separate note, you should rent King of Kong, which is a documentary about people trying to break the King Kong record. Besides being an excellent movie, one of the scenes involves the one record breaker's son interrupting his attempt at record breaking with a "Daaaaaad, come wipe my butt! Stop playing Donkey Kong!" So funny.)

And still YAY!

Becca said...

That is SO COOL! Have a great time.

Chaotic Joy said...

WOW Kyla. You're like a celebrity now. We can all say we knew you when. Good for you!

Assertagirl said...

Wow, awesome! Good for you, Kyla.

womaninawindow said...

How does that go? good things come to those that wait...No, that's not it! Good things come to those who deserve it!

Beck said...

Good grief, Kyla, you famous lady!

Kristin said...

Cannot wait for all of this to "go down". :)

you soooooo rock, my friend!

flutter said...

I am SO proud of you.

Amy Y said...

Wow! That is so exciting!! Can't wait to hear (read) all about it! :)

NotSoSage said...

So, so, so cool.

As if I needed yet another reason to wish that I lived in NYC.

Lisa b said...

WOW Kyla. You are rocking the world.

alejna said...

I know it's been said before, but...Wow! Really, wow. That's amazing.

painted maypole said...

ooooh.... I love NYC! will you have some time to see the sites and such? and how cool to have some professional shots taken like that? will they give you copies? i'm assuming they are putting you all up somewhere, and maybe even feeding you? So cool!!!

Vicky said...

That is very exciting! Are all four of you going or is it you and Kaytar?

I will have everything crossed for you that you get there and back with minimum fuss! (And maximum enjoyment!)

What is the best thing is that you have something to say, and people ARE LISTENING!!!!

Bon said...

sweet merciful Jeebus. wow. they really do stuff like that...?

yay you, Kyla! and um, the flying and the episodes...is there anything the docs can suggest to make the experience less traumatic for all?

InTheFastLane said...

It is happening!!! You got the ball rolling and now you are going places! Keep talking Girlie!

carrie said...

YOU = ROCKSTAR.

Let us know when the issue is out . . . pretty please?

Ben & Bennie said...

OMG! Another famous person I know!!! Rock on, Kyla & Kaytar!

natalie said...

There are a series of books about first experiences. Do you think if you checked out the one on flying in an airplane, that would help her? You could show her some of things you will do, see, experience, etc. I know she might not understand everything, but it just might give her a point of reference.

Mad said...

Try to get to F.A.O. Schwartz, the uber toy store that's right near Central Park. Kay-Tar will go wild. Or, hmmmmm, maybe that's not what you're hoping for.

The MOMA is very nice as well.

nomotherearth said...

Awesome news! Wow, I know a celebrity! I'm so buying that magazine.

Julie Pippert said...

I will save my raving oohs and ahhs for later today. :)

TxGambit said...

Wow!!!! You are such an awesome mom and such an awesome person!

I know I don't comment often but I am thinking about you always.

Aliki2006 said...

Hoorah!

What fabulous news--can't wait for more details.

metro mama said...

So exciting! Can't wait to see the photo!

~aj~ said...

I am so pumped about this. I've been telling so many people about it. I swear you'd think I'm the one going to NYC!

Amy said...

You and Kaytar are going to rock this!!

Can't wait to READ all about it!!

Family Adventure said...

Wow, Kyla. I am so excited for you. Tell more when you can :)

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I'm a random lurker here, but you can betcha I'll be looking out for that Self magazine article. Congrats!