Thursday, February 16, 2006

Fame! I’m gonna live forever…

Demigoddess the Younger managed to get her photo in the newspaper again yesterday. The first time was last January, when she was photographed at Twins Fest speaking Spanish with Johan Santana while he autographed our Venezuelan flag. That photo appeared on the front page of the sports section the next day, and Demigoddess the Elder, who had missed the whole thing due to a friend’s birthday party, was pretty severely put out over it. (It didn't help that Demi the Younger, well, she’s never been one to underplay her own successes.)

Yesterday’s photo was of Ms. Younger onstage during a rehearsal for the school musical. The picture ran in a section of the paper that only goes to certain suburbs, and included a group of kids from the play, but Demi the Younger is right there in the middle of the shot, hamming it up and looking like she was born to be onstage. Ms. Elder also has a part in the junior high musical, but somehow she once again missed the photo op. This time, though, while she was a little bummed, she mostly seemed resigned to accept her role as ever the wind beneath her celebrity sister’s wings.

My Ho says that Demi the Elder has a wealth of character that she just doesn’t appreciate yet. I think he’s right about that. Especially after last night during Project Runway, when she did an impression of Tim Gunn that rivaled Santino’s in its sarcastic brilliance.

So to Demigoddess the Younger, congratulations on your celebrity (again). You looked fantastic.

And to Demigoddess the Elder, hang in there sweetie, because when your moment to shine arrives, it will have been worth the wait.


Sleepless Mama said...

For some reason, it always seems to be the elder child's role to have character, and the second-born child's role to BE a character. My family was the same way. Still is, I think.

EverydaySuperGoddess said...

That seems to be the pattern in our family, too.

Wouldn't you agree Meghan?