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Updated by Lisa Mikitarian on Mar 16, 2013
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Top Ten Reasons Madeline is Seriously Lucky that I'm her Mother

It's self-explanatory--I believe!

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#10

Who upped her street cred by pointing out the "underwear models" in Amsterdam when we'd inadvertently wandered into the Red Light District during a visit to the Mother Country when she was 12?

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#9

How many mothers help their off-spring develop intestinal fortitude by making them go to swim practice in spite of a serious fever?

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#8

Where else would she have gotten her good looks and *#@(# charm from?

4

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#7

Without me there wouldn't have been that Psycho-moment-shower incident, and doesn't everyone need at least one of those?

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#6

Because I tot her everything I no.

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#5

Greece. We'll always have Greece—her father would have given her Las Vegas.

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#4

Who signed her up for scuba-diving lessons when all her other friends were getting driving lessons?

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#3

Because I hardly ever embarrass her in public by telling stories--like the time she almost killed us—shortly after she'd finally received her learner's permit—by racing an ambulance across an intersection. (side note: she eventually earned her license.)

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#2

Because I still talk to and love and take care of Cliff—her childhood bear—preserving him for when she has a child of her own to love. And torture.

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#1

Because I said so.