When I was 9, my parents let me take a cab to the mall all by myself. I had hardly any money to spend, but I did have a very specific list of things I wanted to do: buy cookies and sit on the furniture at Sears.
Best Karaoke Song
"We Are the Champions." After a few drinks, I sound exactly like Freddie Mercury.
Best Hidden Talent
Riding a unicycle. I got one for Christmas when I was 10 and taught myself how to use it. Now I can do all kinds of tricks, like cycling backward and jumping off curbs.
My first pregnancy!
Being in my bedroom, with the curtains drawn, watching Psychic Kids. It's a show about children who can sense ghosts. I've always been intrigued by the supernatural.
Best Wardrobe Staple
I bring a poofy gray down jacket with me wherever I go. It's meant for winter, but I use it most in the summer, when everyone cranks up the air-conditioning.
Curls from my kids' first haircuts. I've also kept their baby clothes, and I save all their artwork—I find I'm growing more sentimental as they get older.
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