alice richmond

10

“She starts preschool in a couple weeks, which I think is gonna be real interesting. Once I finally got her into preschool, and it was like a done deal, I was like “Hey, let me tell you some stuff about her…she is not potty trained, she’s allergic to nuts and she bites…so I gotta go…” - Tina Fey on her youngest daughter Penelope, 4.

Our kids are both funny in different ways. They’re inherently weirdos. The littler they are, the smaller the filter on their weirdness. The youngest - she’s just pure, she says whatever she wants. Like if I tell her no to something - ‘No, it’s too late for cartoons, no more cookies today’ - she will very sincerely try to choke me to death. She’ll have her little tiny hands around my throat and I’ll just be laughing.
—  Tina Fey on her weirdo kids

The Three Sisters (1864). Sir William Blake Richmond (English, 1842-1921). Oil on canvas. Courtesy Tate.

Alice Liddell (Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for Alice in Wonderland) and her two sisters, Lorina (who inspired the Lory) and Edith (who inspired the Eaglet). The painting is set against the background of the Great Orme, Llandudno’s famous mountain. Richmond said about Alice Liddell: “Little Alice, to whose pretty face and lovely coloring no reproduction can do justice, is seen on the right in profile, peering at the big volume on her sister’s lap.”

8

You just want them to be little fun weirdo’s and nerds for as long  as possible. Don’t worry about being cool, you don’t want them to worry about being sexy. You just want them to be nerds.
Like my older one, who is 8 now and I think we’re holding down the nerd pretty well.