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“I’ve got two boys. I don’t want to deal with ruffled socks you’ve got to match with outfits. I don’t know what to do with any hair. I don’t want to deal with those clacking beads [like tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams once wore] and braiding hair. This little girl is going to be the first baby with a lace front wig at the age of six months,” said Sheletta. “We’re going to call her Beyoncé.”
Actually, the baby’s expected to be named Cameron, I was told last month. This week I learned she now has a middle name: Joyce. Uh-oh.
“We’re already calling her C.J.,” Sheletta said. Good Lord. Cameron was the name Brundidge and her husband, Shawn, settled on for the baby, regardless of its sex. They lost a baby girl named Avis in 2009, when they still lived here. Around August 21, Cameron is due to join big brothers Andrew, 6, and Brandon, nine months.
Andrew, who modeled in the Twin Cities, is now exercising that muscle in acting classes. “We started figuring out what his strengths are, and he really likes applause,” Brundidge said. “He likes to be the center of attention like his crazy momma. If they want attention, they are going to get it from somewhere — might as well be on a stage. My momma was like, ‘Sit down and shut up.’ If she’d put [me] on the stage, I’d be a multimillionaire by now.”
Baby Brandon is a food enthusiast. Not baby food, either. “He’s wearing 18-month-old clothes, I’m ashamed to say. He’s like a linebacker. He’s probably going to have high blood pressure because he loves to eat bacon. He doesn’t even have any teeth,” she said. “We go on play dates and other mothers are bringing Cheerios. … I’m carrying around a package of bacon.”
Hold those e-mails and phone calls, and please be reminded: Brundidge has also worked as a comedian.
C.J. can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and seen on FOX 9’s “Buzz.” E-mailers, please state a subject; “Hello” does not count. Attachments are not opened.