Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mrs. Hannigan

Crap, I may have to change my label off to the right from “Tresa worship” to “Fellow Blogger Worship.”

My pal Lisa Russell goes by Mrs. Hannigan on her blog and it hit me last week WHY. She’s the mother of 6 girls. Miss Hannigan ran an orphanage for girls in the movie Annie. I remembered how much I loved the play and the movie Annie. So I put it on hold at the library.

The day it came in I raced to the library, grabbed it, raced home and popped it into the VCR. My kids were entranced by this 23-year-old masterpiece.

I realized that this movie is just another reason why I spoil my kids. You watch a movie about little orphans enough times and you start to feel bad for them. And you worry that your own kids may someday be orphans, so you want them to remember you well.

Another way this movie affected me: I always wanted kids and knew that if I could not deliver them myself or adopt, I would damn well grab all the foster kids and orphans The State would let me have and take good care of them and love the crud out of them. I’m sure The State would frown on homeschooling and cosleeping, but they’re (The State) not doing much better, so I’d give it a shot anyway.


  1. How odd you do this post today as I had to clean out our DVD cupboard today and after I had finished I came back upstairs and then I heard my 3yr old singing Little girls little girls I went and had a look see what he was doing and he was just standing in front of the cupboard holding the Annie cover and singing this song..My kids were enthralled with the movie Annie when I brought it home for them to watch. They all loved it, so I got them No. 2 but it wasnt as good as the first.

  2. LOL how sweet! Though all the state foster kids aren't Annie-type orphans. I know people who have done this, and it's a great calling/way to build your family. But it isn't easy. :]


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