Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meg Takes Manhattan

Being with Meg is like being with a rock star, only with fewer temper tantrums and less vomiting. Everywhere we go people stare at her, and faun all over her, and tell her how wonderful she is. They are willing to give her anything they want just to get her to smile, and hate to see her upset. Up until now I thought this was just a Utah phenomenon since it is less, how do I say this, um "colorful," here than in other parts of the world. Our recent trip to New York proved I was wrong.

People were stopping on the street to stare at her. Waitresses were slipping her lollipops as we came in. Cops were giving her high fives. Street musicians were playing just for her. The way things were going I fully expected Mayor Bloomberg to show up at our hotel with a key to the city. The only person who didn't think Meg was darling? This guy:

This guy not only looked like Michael Jackson, he thought he was him. He was dancing on Broadway and 36th, right outside of Macy's, with a huge crowd around him. The minute Meg saw him and heard the music, she wanted to shake her groove thing. We got her out of the stroller, she started dancing, and no one saw Michael any more. The murmurs in the crowd went from "look at him dance" to "look at that baby dance." Ryan started getting concerned people were taking pictures of Meg. This did not make Michael happy. He came up to Meg, took her hand, and walked her back to Ryan. "They came to see Michael," he said.

We didn't tell him we saw people leave once Meg stopped dancing.

As I said, she's a rock star.

25 comments:

liz woodbury said...

NOT surprised. she is just about the cutest thing ever.

Jen said...

Not at all shocked that people would rather see Meg dance than pseudo-Michael. She's adorable.

Kim said...

No one can resist the power of baby dancing. Just don't get her a baby pole.

Nicole said...

Wow. Michael is such a prick. Wouldn't even let an innocent, adorable baby steal his thunder.

Kelly said...

I would pay money to see Meg dance over a pseudo Michael.

He obviously knows competition when he sees it.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

She's totally cute! And I can't believe a grown man was jealous of her. SCORE! Of course, I can't believe a grown man makes a living pretending to be Michael Jackson either...

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha, yeah she sure is! Was he jealous because she could do the moon walk better than him?

missohkay said...

The real Michael never would have tried to steal the limelight away from Meg!

Rassles said...

Nicely done. You should have told that Michael that he's a jerkface. Stupid jerkface.

The REAL Michael Jackson would have loved it.

Rassles said...

And I don't mean that in a creepy, pedophilic way. Seriously.

Rassles said...

Aaaaaaand I leave the same comments as other people, apparently. Boo me.

BugginWord said...

Obviously Meg wants to be startin' sumthin' I said she's gotta be startin' sumthin'.

G said...

Isn't it nice to have a daughter that can upstage a street performer?

:D

wildology said...

I can't belive he actually said that!...I don't know whether to laugh or be appalled:)

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Memo to street dancer: you're a street dancer, dude. Get over yourself.

Riot Kitty said...

That guy is such a dope! I'm sure she was a much better dancer, too ;)

Ca88andra said...

She looks like a darling! And Michael should just suck it up and deal!

Gina said...

FakeMichael sounds like a douche.

dufmanno said...

That's just off the wall. Did you see that, what I just did? Slipped an MJ song in there?
Anyway, being born and raised in NY I've just learned to kick these kind of people in the shins and shuffle on by.
Most days I'd say the Naked Cowboy deserves it more than MJ does but we all have our days.
By the way, Meg looks like she's having an awesome time!

justmakingourway said...

"They came to see Michael" just completely cracked me up. Dude, you are a Michael impersonator. Say it with me...Im-Per-Son-A-Tooooor. Get a grip. Everyone in their right minds would rather see Meg.

Phil said...

What a jerk! He should have incorporated her into his act if he really wanted to be popular. Meg's adorable. You should post a video of her dancing to Michael.

Granny Annie said...

She is a natural born show stealer:)

Jules said...

I don't live in Utah and I've ALWAYS loved her.

Although she looks like she thinks he's a little odd. What's up with his teeth? Seriously. Creepy. I hear ya, Meg.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

I *totally* would have been grooving with Meg and not fake-Michael. Duh.

Have fun!

Ellie

Jen Has A Pen said...

Move over, Mike... she's got true star power! I love that she doesn't seem thrilled with him. :-)