Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's Started.

Holy crap. It's started.

The ugly...terrifying...inevitable descent into Uncool.

I thought I had a few years to go: My ringtone is Lady Gaga. I buy my jeans at Wet Seal. I Facebook, I Twitter, I Blog, I've even Skyped.

But, as with my own all starts.... with a song lyric.

Year: 1985
Song: "Heartache Tonight"
Artist: The Eagles

My mom: "....There's gonna be a party tonite, a party tonite-"
Me: "HEARTACHE!!!!!!!!"
My mom: "..heartache tonite, I know..."

Year: Present Day
Song: "Fifteen"
Artist: Taylor Swift

Me: "....and when you're - sixteen and-"
Tween: "FIFTEEN!!! God, Mom."
Me: "..fifteen and-somebody tells you they love you.."

Year: Present Day
Song: Love Story
Artist: Taylor Swift

Me: "...and I was cryin' in the bathroom, beggin-"
Me"...cryin' on the staircase, beggin' you please don't go.."

Year: Present Day
Song: My Immortal
Artist: Evanescence

Me: "...and I washed your - hands for all of-"
Tween: "Oh My GOD!!! HELD YOUR HAND!!!!!"
Me: "...held your hand for all of these years.."

Lame, party of one.

And just when I thought it couldn't get any worse....

She posts it on Facebook.


Heather said...

I've managed to avoid this pitfall of uncoolness by only exposing my child to songs I know and love from my youth. Her iPod's 80s playlist rivals mine (she's presently relaxing in the bathtub to the strains of the Cars' Greatest Hits). This way, Mommy doesn't mess up the lyrics and inadvertently display her utter lack of cool.

Then again, I've never bought jeans at Wet Seal, so perhaps I'm already exposed as uncool? *gulp*

Merrie said...

I think I've known for a little while that my kids are rolling their eyes more than I care for. My mom was never "cool" so I don't know if there's any hope for me. Even with my MIA ringtone and Black Eyed Peas on my ipod.

Bad Christy said...

I know how to handle this... lean down to your tween, whisper in her ear... "bring it!" Then simply post her baby pictures on your facebook and tag her in them...

When she dares to act mortified... just smile.

Of course this is coming from someone who was defriended by her 13 yr old.

LucyCooper said...

awwwww! My son has (who is SEVEN) has discovered the word "weird" and now uses it to describe everything about me. sigh.

Venom said...

It happens to all of us sooner or later - those of us with children just have it pointed out to us prompty & often.

In youth we learn. In old age we understand.

choochoo said...

I was cool one year of high school. I don't really know how it happened and it passed fairly quickly. Never really understood the science of coolness.

WeaselMomma said...

Welcome to old age and hearing loss.
Not to worry, when dementia kicks in you will be just as cool as ever.

Mary said...

i actually cried a little as i read this. the more i read, the more i laughed. until the tears came. so funny.

♥ Kathy said...

hahahahaa ground her. :)

Former Fat Chick said... least she didn't DENY you on facebook as my 3 boys have!

Loveable Loser said...

Sue you continue to crack me up.

Hold me closer Tony Danza.

Happy Friday, hope this cracks you up.

Topical considering the Gulf situation but does this not remind you of something out of Monty Python?

sevenalstons said...

Yay ~ welcome back!!! At least you have a Facebook and are friends with your daughter! My sixteen year old has begged me not to get one... I'm way to uncool for that. And if I do get one, there's no way she wants to be friends with me. It's bad enough that all the adults at church are requesting her... her mom as her friend would just be too much for her to take ;) She's soooo cool!

3 Peanuts said...

Ouch. you ARE old! I just don't sing around the kids. They think it is awesome that I even know who these young musicians are:)

Anonymous said...

I guess it's only fair - we post all the cute and silly things they say on facebook, too.

Lisa-licious said...

I feel compelled to change the lyrics, so that I can sing my faves in front of my 5 and 7 year old daughters. Ever heard the Kings of Leon lyric "oooohhh, your SENSES on fire?" It's so funny when they sing along!

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MommyTime said...

I'm sorry, but "washed your hands" just makes sense. Especially to a mom. Just like that song from our youth:

Last night I had the strangest dream
I sailed away to China
in a little rowboat to find ya
You said you had to get your laundry clean,
Didn't have no one to fold it...
What does that mean?

Incognito Dreamer said...

I love it! I have succumbed to this pitfall many times over. Yes, I remember the moments of correcting my own mother. Oh how time haunts us.