I'm being super-original here - posting all about the Papa for my Quick Takes!
Some people are having trouble telling the difference between Pope Francis & George Bluth. If Arrested Development doesn't use this to their advantage, something is wrong.
But I look at Elizabeth and see a striking resemblance!
The eyes... The ears... The bald head...
What if I add glasses and a zucchetto?
Okay, fine... But I dare you to find a better baby doppelganger!
Me: John Paul, what do you want the new pope's name to be?
JP: John Paul the first.
Me: ...Uh... He's dead.
JP, sobbing: Nooooooo!!!
Aunt Sister: John Paul, who's our new pope?
Cecilia: NO. Fwancis!
Shot down by the 2-year-old - ouch!
While Elizabeth's "zucchetto" is actually a doll diaper, I might get my craft on and make a real one for John Paul:
I'm REALLY not crafty... But cutting felt into a circle, making a couple snips & using felt glue to finish it off? Yeah, I think I can handle that!
Now I'm looking for Argentinian-themed food to serve whenever we finally have a housewarming party/house blessing - it'll have to be Pope-themed! So obviously Argentine Malbec will be served, and we'll have to cook some steaks with chimichurri sauce, empanadas, grilled provolone, chorizo, maybe this ravioli... Oh man this makes me hungry!
How soon do you think it'll be before there are a whole bunch of Francises toddling around the back of the church during Mass?
Where were you? I had just finished teaching my 7th period class when the orchestra director (a Catholic with 5 boys) came in excitedly because WTOP had texted her about white smoke. I checked my phone - no text from Pope Alarm... 8 minutes later, I finally got a text. 22 minutes later I got an email. Next pope, I'm totally signing up for a better alert system!
So I got home as quickly as possible, took the kids downstairs, and set up nbc to stream on the TV (which Andrew has connected to the computer, brilliant man!), and sat there watching nothing for a while...
The kids were SO excited because they don't get to watch TV. But they quickly realized nothing was happening, which is why Cecilia watched from a storage bin...
And John Paul watched while spinning around a pole. They call it the "watering pole" and I have no idea why...
They stopped their playing briefly to wave and say, "Hi, Pope!" So at least in 20 years they'll be able to say they watched the new pope being announced!
And that's that! Go do some pope-themed activities, eat some pope-themed food, make a pope-themed craft, and check out what everyone else has to say over at Jen's!