Monday, February 27, 2012

Molly & Emmett

I just finished a six week long sub job in a first grade classroom. I had a lot of fun, a lot.

One day, I was in the library trying to find picture books for an activity the next day, when I stumbled across "A Year with Molly & Emmett." I of course had to temporarily abandon the task of finding books with "wh" in the title and dive in to this book.



When I did, I was SO DISAPPOINTED. The story was terrible and not at all entertaining.* Spoiler alert - Emmett is a cat and Molly is a little girl well on her way to being a crazy cat lady. No really.  On their homepage**, Molly says, "Hi, I'm Molly! I'm six years old and my best friend is a cat named Emmett." The really upsetting part is that Emmett, in true cat style, doesn't seem to be too into Molly. He says, "Hello. My name is Emmett. I'm lucky to have a friend like Molly. Yawn...is it time for a nap again?" Is this what young people are associating with my first name? An asocial person obsessed with her cat?

Of course, there is the tragically nerdy and awkward middle child, Molly McIntire of American Girl fame. She had those homely little braids and couldn't even fashion a grass skirt that could withstand a little water from her pesky brother's prank. Honestly.

I've never been unsatisfied with my first name, but methinks there should be less dorky literary Mollys.


* Not at all like my favorite series Charlie & Lola, or the book about the American Founding Fathers as youngsters, John, Paul, George & Ben, which I love and blogged about many, many moons ago.

**Yes, I googled it.



4 comments:

Reemer said...

This reminds me of the time I was in college sitting in the computer lab with 60 of my closest (but only by proximity) peers. I too had a need to find meaning behind my name. And the names of my dearest friends. While some with similar quests may seek out answers from Biblical resources, fortune cookies, and wise men from the far east, I decided to use the internet. www.reem.com. From what I remember, it was insightful and said a lot about me. I can't be sure anymore. I stopped such experiments after I tried my roommate Margaret's name. Don't do it.

Britt said...

You should check out the song "Molly connolly" by one of my favorite bands Say Anything. That Molly totally rocks.

And just be glad you werent 17 and working at a movie theater when Britney spears was popular... Oh and that your name is Brittney (as in associated with all things pink and/ or cheerleader)

K I'm done. Love your name by the way.

Britt said...

You should check out the song "Molly connolly" by one of my favorite bands Say Anything. That Molly totally rocks.

And just be glad you werent 17 and working at a movie theater when Britney spears was popular... Oh and that your name is Brittney (as in associated with all things pink and/ or cheerleader)

K I'm done. Love your name by the way.

deanna said...

too bad so sad. My name scored 0 point on family feud when a black lady answered the question 'name a woman's name that begins with D'