Today, I was coloring in the living room with a 5-year-old in a fancy, white dress, surrounded by family chatting back and forth as Sponge Bob Square Pants was on TV. It sounds like I might have been at my niece's First Communion party. Only the mom, dad, sister, and brother are in no way related to me, the 5-year-old was only dressed up in case the fellow Peace Corps volunteer she has a crush on decided to drop by, and Sponge Bob was dubbed in Indonesian.
You know when you first started to get glimpses of Mrs. Garrett's "other life" on "Diff'rent Strokes", and then you started getting introduced to characters who would be in "The Facts of Life"? Or remember that episode of "Who's the Boss" where Leah Remini plays Alyssa Milano's street-wise cousin who, in a twist of events, gets discovered as a model? Then she spins off into a short-lived sitcom about teen models living in a house together.
It feels out-of place, but not altogether unenjoyable - and it holds the promise of an exciting new storyline. This is mine.