America's Funniest Kid

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Registered: 03-26-2003
America's Funniest Kid
Sun, 07-06-2003 - 3:06am
Has anybody else here been keeping track of Nickelodeon's America's Funniest Kid Contest? Way back when they first announced it Jade begged me to let her enter. For what ever reason, I didn't and now I'm kicking myself for it. I guess i was afraid of how she would take it if she didn't win. And then there was the fear of 'what would we do if she DID win?'. I mean, the kid chosen will get a contract on the ALL THAT show. Sigh (banging head against wall)

Tonight we were watching the broadcast of the five finalists and Jade was doing her normal 'hammy' stuff. I had a chance to actually sit there and compare what she does to other 'little hams' and she was much funnier. Her faces were more extreme (okay so there WAS this one boy who had really good faces) and her 'falls' were totally believable. At one point a girl got beaned in the head with a ball and she fell down, but kinda 'softly'. Jade picked up one of her balls and threw it up in the air. When it came down on her head it was very easy to believe she had been cold-cocked by it....literally, it made me jump. But she just popped right up and ran head long into the door, where upon the door flung open and she litterally FLEW backwards and landed in a sprawl. Again she popped right back up like a little rubber band. Then she launched into her best impression of Vince Corleone (The Godfather). You could darn near see the pin striped siut and the snifter of brandy! "Well Widow Metrone, do you consider me your friend? You do? That's good, I'm pleased to hear that, because I consider you my friend. Now, tell me more about this landlord of yours...." LOL.

This isn't the first time I've seen her do this stuff, just the first time I've actually compared it to other kids. Now I feel giulty for not letting her enter the contest. And it leaves me wondering if I'm being to over protective of her. One of my older kids is filming a TV show for cable but she's one of my NT's. Oh, I don't know what to think. I'm just feeling giulty. Sorry for sitting on the pitty pot.

I think I need some chocolate.

Candes

Peace,
Candes