A loud one.
A feisty one.
Sometimes when I watch TV, and let's be honest, I watch a lot of TV, I worry about what she's going to be like when she's older.
I worry that she might be overly peppy, like Sue Heck in The Middle:
I wouldn't be able to take it! I'm all for someone being happy, but Sue takes it too far. And if Natalie did that first thing in the morning? I'd want to toss the cereal box at her head.
I also get paranoid that she'll turn into Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom.
Jenelle has all sorts of problems. She popped out a baby and her mom raises it. Natalie better not think she's going to hand over her infant to me. I'd hand it right back. Okay, that's a lie. If it were my grandkid, I'd have to keep it. Jenelle also does drugs and winds up in jail a lot. Her priorities are all messed up. Oh, and she's having ANOTHER kid even though she doesn't properly care for her first one.
But then, what if she's a Haley Dunphy from Modern Family?
Haley isn't that bright. Some of the things that fly from her mouth make me go ?? What if Natalie makes me go ?? as she gets older. Sometimes she says startling things NOW such as, "Why do we have ears?" or, "Sometimes life was easier when I had diapers," or, I asked her if she brushed her teeth the other day and she said, "I just ate a Thin Mint, my breath won't be stinky."
Occasionally at night my eyes will suddenly go wide and I'll wonder in a panic, "What if Natalie follows a serial killer like Emma in The Following?"
Seriously, this girl thinks a serial killer is like a King. A SERIAL KILLER who has murdered multiple women. Isn't she worried he'll, I don't know, murder HER someday? I guess not because she does whatever he says. However, Emma came from a bad family. Natalie doesn't have a bad family. She has a loud family, but not a bad one.
So phew. No Emma. But...but...suppose...just suppose she loses her mind entirely and becomes like this:
I couldn't take it. I'd wonder where I'd gone wrong. Yes, I can have a temper, but I never flipped a table! I never paid for furniture with a wad of cash. I don't walk around in bedazzled clothing!
Please, for my sanity, let Natalie turn out okay.
Don't let her be peppy, lazy, ignorant, frightening, or insane.
(I'd love her either way though.)
(I'd be slightly AFRAID. But I'd love her either way.)