Monday, January 14, 2013

Lydia on TV: Kids and Money

So last week, I got the following email from the producer of the show Let's Talk Live. I'm supposed to be a guest on the show on the first Friday of every month. Last week was the first Friday:
"Hey lady! So glad you're coming on the show tomorrow. What do you want to talk about?"
To which I responded:
"WHHAAAAT?? Oh God. I have no bloody idea. My house flooded & my new laptop crashed in the past 48 hours. On my way to the Apple store now in the hopes that they can perform a miracle. If you come up with a topic, I promise to do a good job. But at the moment I am neck deep in a river of dukey water."
So the producer sent me a link to an article on how to teach your kids about money and finances. I studied it and added some talking points and thought very carefully about why this issue was so important. Then I had a sudden and severe allergic reaction to something, blew up like a ballon and slept for 12 hours.

I woke up the next morning looking like a cross between the Elephant Man and the emperor from Star Wars. So I took a bunch of Benadryl, put on enough make-up to embarrass the contestants on Ru Paul's Drag Race, and did the interview. I was so punch drunk on anti-histimines that I don't think we discussed a single one of the talking points. I'm pretty sure I didn't slur my words. My face is only a little puffy on the sides.

All in all, it could have been worse.

OH! And because I actually really love this topic - I collected all your comments and turned them into a advice post over at Babble. To check it out - click here. It's pretty awesome because it's all your ideas.




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