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Sister Chanel

Word of the Day: Sister

Marty’s daughter, Chanel, is living with us for the moment. She’s a brilliant artist, bathing suit designer, as well as an excellent big sister. She has been an incredible addition to our little “happily family” as Ripley calls us.   

I’m really not “crafty.” My parents never broke out the paints, glitter, and hot glue and got the kitchen table covered in material and paper to make projects. Chanel is constantly doing art with them, for which I am eternally grateful.   I want it to be instinctual for them to create art just as it is for her. I’m afraid it’s too late for me, but I am happy to read books all day long, or dance and sing to princess songs! In keeping with today’s topic of butterflies, Chanel helped the girls make winged creatures to fly around wearing their fairy wings.

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Like your family we have twins, boy/girl, that turned three last month. I saw your blog entry for January and it looks like we have something in common, potty training twins. Like one of your girls, my son WILL NOT pee in the potty but his sister was doing well until she caught on to "Bubbie" not trying. I was just letting things run their course but our local pre-schools/mommy day out programs require the children to be potty trained and this mommy needs a day out. Bribery isn't working. Have you had any success?


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How often is the telly puppet renewed or replaced?

Katherine Sydney, Australia

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I read in 40 Years of Life on the Street about an incident involving Snuffy's puppet where a sombrero caused the wood frame to collapse on you and Bryant Young. Did they rebuild the puppet after that or did they just make a new one?


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I just wanted to say thanks for the blog. My daughter Kylie (who just turned two yesterday) loves to ask if we are going to see "the babies." Thank you so much to you and Marty for bringing the joy of Sesame Street into our lives every day.

Kendal and Kylie Montreal, Canada

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I've noticed that there are fewer Muppets and people in an episode now than there were twenty years ago. Does everyone show up on the set for filming days or only certain ones? Who decides who gets to play the Anything Muppets? There are some voices I hear more than others.


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