So, the other night the whole family was backstage at Carnegie Hall.
David produced two nights of Family Guy Sings! there, which was Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, some other folks reading from Family Guy episodes and singing with a full orchestra behind them.
It looked funny and entertaining, although I didn't get to watch much on the TVs in the green room because I was trying to prevent Lucy from stealing all the cherry tomatoes off the catering table with a stray pair of tongs and lobbing them into the sweet and sour sauce meant as dip for the egg rolls.
And there were the 20 different moments where the girls nearly decapitated themselves while wearing their backstage passes dragging down to their knees, which would invariably get caught on something. And then, strangling and crying would happen. And 5 seconds later all would be forgotten, except for the ligature marks around their necks, and they were on a mission to crash every one of the star's dressing rooms and David and I would grab them by their ears, make some lame silent apology that involved eye rolling and dragged them out flailing and mocking us.
But here's the best part of the night and it's about Macaulay Culkin.
David was at the bar in the green room - Don't you love that there are bars in the green room? - and the kids were playing and all of a sudden, Lucy looked around and realized she had no idea who any of the people were around her and she searched the crowd until she saw the back of my head and found me sitting on the coffee table and sort of leaped onto my shoulder and yelled "Mommy!" and everyone turned around and we saw that it wasn't Mommy at all. She had mistaken Macaulay Culkin for me.
Yes, she thought Macaulay Culkin was her Mommy.
And everyone laughed. Because it's funny when your kid thinks the back of Macaulay Culkin's head looks like yours. But probably not as funny for Macaulay Culkin (I like writing his name a lot) who apparently has a back-of-the-head that resembles the back-of-a-head of a middle aged mom. Not what he was going for when he coughed up $350 at the salon.
But Macaulay was a good sport. Lucy was a little embarrassed, at first, and turned all kinds of red, but she quickly forgot about it when she saw that pelting her sister with kernels of corn from the roasted corn salad could be a satisfying experience.
The kids slept until nearly 10 the next morning. They were spent. Lucy fell asleep with her backstage pass still around her neck.