I’m a Mormon, Mother, and Polkadot Entertainer

Ready? Round and round the
race course, like a teddy bear. Everyone’s life is crazy, but at least I’m doing it
the way I like— like I’m being a mum, which is
what I’ve always wanted to do. I’m a crown prosecutor, so I
prosecute crime on behalf of the state. I’d be sitting here,
and the accused is in the dock, and the jury would sit
over there. Most people who know me well
know I’m an eyebrow guru. I haven’t met an eyebrow I
couldn’t fix yet. (laughing) Dionne and I are
quite different. Well, I was kind of a bit of
a nutter. (laughing) Kind of crazy, maybe. She said she was a bit of a
nutter? She used past tense? She did say past tense.

absolutely present, future tense, from here to eternity, I’m sure
she’ll be a nutter. And we’ve passed it on to three
little nutters we got at home. Say Polka Dots! Polka Dots!
Say Polka Dots! Polka Dots! The Polka Dots are a performing
group my wife is a part of. Polka Dot Dionne loves
to sing. Performing is fun. I’ve had to
really grow into that. But writing the music, I just
love doing it. Whether you walk, bike, run,
or skip, it’s better than taking your
car for the trip. I usually write my
words first, and then I come up with the
tune to go with it. (singing) Oh, that makes it loud.
That was really high. We’re all mums, and we’re just
passionate about our children and making the first years
super fun. She gets dressed up for work,
puts on her costume, and I do the same and I put
on my gown. And I’ve never had my jury sort
of clapping and singing along. Maybe one day I’ll reach
that level. You can’t be angry or sad
and be singing, you know? To me, it shows me they’re
happy— if they’re singing while they’re
doing things.

This one even puts her head
back and goes, “Ahhh.” If you’re happy and you know it,
clap your hands. Some people do think there is
stage Dionne and there’s the other one, but it’s sort of all her. She has her ups and downs
as we all do. Her ups and downs are
like this, and my ups and downs are
sort of like that. It’s bike time. Should we ride
our bikes? Yeah! I just think people get an
unusual idea about us because the nickname “Mormon”
sounds like a label rather than just who you are.

I don’t like to think that I am
something; it’s just part of me. I believe in Christ, and I try
to follow Christ. If that brings the label
“Mormon,” then great. But I do what I do because I
believe that’s the right thing. I’m a prosecutor for the crown. I’m a passionate mother. I’m a Polka Dots groupie. I’m a Polka Dot. But most important, I’m a
husband to a beautiful wife. I love doing eyebrows. My name is Dionne Shaw. My name is Joshua Shaw. And I’m a Mormon..

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