Ah, the eternal question, similar to the question of what is cuter dog or baby girl?
It all started in April when my Rachel and I were once more excluded from yet another sexist family camp out. So what are two girls to gonna do? We went ran away and went home to Las Vegas. It was a wonderful trip (of course I feel that way each time I go home and be with those I love). It was cute because this was the first time little Rachel was old enough to pick out some of the activities (which included a lovely afternoon where she got to have her first ever Soda, a Sprite at Coca-Cola World while we munched on the M&M's from M&M World.
The biggest fun for her though was on our last night we saw our dear friend Jason Byrne as a featured performer at Chris Angel's Magic Jam. Jason stole the show in my opinion but there were many other amazing performers including Criss Angel's amazing apprentice, Kristen. I loved Rachel seeing how a girl didn't have to be an assistant but could be the Magician. Of course it was Criss Angel's show and Rachey was mesmerized by him.
The next day when we flew home and Rachey couldn't stop talking about the show and it began to be Criss this and Criss that. Poor my Chris felt so bad. He kept asking her who was cooler and she always would say Criss. Since than Chris I think has let the jealousy subside. She will always love her Dad, and that bond is unbreakable and very different than her fascination with magic or performance.
Chris struggles a whole lot with the fact that I'm not exactly the traditional mom. When he met me he knew the entertainers I had worked with and that wasn't a big deal because it wasn't an obsession on my part, just something that was part of me. As I raise my kids it is just a part of art that is natural to teach them about. To me teaching the about The Nutcracker is just as good as teaching Cirque du Soliel.
It is a constant reality that marriage is a about compromise. Chris is never going to give up his sexist camp outs because that is a special part of himself and I'm not going to ever give teaching the kids the life I had in Vegas and the beauty that is found in Vegas' unique art. The important part is that we try to make peace and find common ground remembering always that Criss Angel is cool but he will never be Daddy Chris!