We’ve all sat around with friends, when someone asks, “If you could have anyone over for coffee, who would it be?”
I always sat there, going through a list in my head, Oprah, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon…. when a friend would say confidently, “I would love to have coffee with Jesus.”
“Oh,” I would think, “I didn’t realize it could be anyone.” That always killed the conversation and the awkward silence continued. I hate that question through and through.
While I would love to have coffee or a meal with Jesus, who would you want to actually come over?
Lately, I have been thinking about that seriously, and after crossing off people like Steve Carrel or Julia Roberts, I finally decided that I would love it if the Jolie-Pitts came over for a playdate.
I am not their fans, but I love their philanthropy. Other than sharing the same birthday as Brad Pitt, I never give them any thought, ever. The biggest reasons why I want the Jolie-Pitt family to come over is my kids have no idea who they are, and they have a lot of kids. My kids LOVE other kids. Brad and Angelina have enough offspring to keep mine occupied, and they are old enough to help clean up when it’s time to go.
As the kids play, I figure Brad and Angelina have enough adventures to keep me listening, and I wouldn’t have to actually contribute to the conversation. Plus, if I did get a chance to speak, I could ask them about their travels and global work. I am sure they could help me reach some long term goals that I can’t stop thinking about. Sounds like a lovely afternoon to me, as long as they all help clean up before they leave….
Anyway, My friend, Ilana from Mommy Shorts, lives a fabulous New York life, and she actually invites actors and actresses over to her house, for real! Yes, it actually happens in New York, well at least it happens with her. She has a new web series called, The Mommy Show. She invites the stars over, they chat, as her kids interrupt and act like, kids. I love it because it’s funny, realistic, and makes me feel normal as I watch her unimpressed kids ask questions, or talk about a favorite stuffed animal to Taye Diggs, Rachel Dratch, and other fabulous people.
Ilana, her kids, and famous guests are so friendly and down to Earth, that I actually believe if the Jolie-Pitt family came over for a chat, the kids and I would be totally normal….