Day 30 – No Respect

posted by Momo Fali on November 30, 2012

My 13 year old daughter has been working very hard on a social studies project that is due next week. She spent the past few days creating her own, mini-encyclopedia and I must say that it has turned out really well.

Except for the dedication page.

The saddest part of this whole thing? I don’t even know who Billy Burke is.


  • Melisa

    As soon as I read that I thought, “WOW, she is just like Momo!”
    That is totally something you’d do. And now I’m laughing.

    When is she going to start her blog? 🙂

    P.S. I love that picture. That was a great moment and I’m glad I was there.

    • Momo Fali

      I love that moment and I’m so glad you were there too! Now I’m going to cry all over again!

  • Shannon

    That’s funny. I have no idea who that is either.

  • LisaZ

    Wasn’t that the good witch in the Wizard of Oz?

    • Momo Fali

      That was apparently Billie Burke. Close, but this Billy is a guy.

      And so it begins.

  • Toni

    That is hilarious! And what is that picture that causes crying?

    • Momo Fali

      Toni, it was from the Voices of the Year reception in 2010. That photo was inspired by one of my posts, then the photo was auctioned off for gulf relief. It was the first time I had seen the photo and I burst into tears because I loved it so much and the photographer is a dear friend. It was just a really great day!

  • tara

    He’s the dad from the Twilight movies. In my defense, I had to Google it.

    And that is the best dedication ever. Your daughter is hilarious. Also, that picture of you is awesome!

    • Arnebya

      That just made it so much funnier. And I was already laughing.

  • Cy

    Isn’t he on ‘Revolution’ too? He’s cute, but kinda old for a 13 year old. Then again, I had a crush on Roy Schneider when Jaws came out. I was 14. So, obviously, what do I know?

  • Mom Off Meth

    True comedic genius. Even if it is true, it is hilarious.

  • Laura in Little Rock

    (left, googled Billy Burke, remain confused until the Twilight reference appeared. Guess it’s like my adoration of Tom Skerritt from good old Top Gun days.)
    My kids aren’t quite old enough or cheeky enough to try that variation of a dedication. Besides, it’ll be the younger two, not my oldest that will.

  • Mare

    I thought it was the OZ witch, too. Or a midget actor, whose name is also Billy Burke. I think. Is that the same Twilight actor? I’m so confused. Hope your girl gets an A on that project!

  • Zak

    Your children are hilarious!

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