I wrote an article at Rocket City Mom today about how to spice up your First Day of School photos. You should check it out because I have some REALLY GENIUS ideas, if I do say so myself. ONE of the ideas, however, is to list your child’s favorite things that year ON the photo. Unfortunately, my daughter chose things not quite typical of her age. And while you and I know this is thanks to having a teenage brother, I didn’t feel like explaining that to the rest of the world.
She and I came up with a modified version for the website that involved less pop stars and CW shows and more age-appropriate options. We didn’t lie, we just were more selective for the Rocket City Mom article. But you? You get the original!
(While you’re over there, can you comment and say something like, OH MY GOD, Kim! YOU ARE THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE WORLD! AND YOU’RE PRETTY AND FUNNY! AND ALSO – YOU HAVE GREAT HAIR! I’m a little nervous about the article and not sure if my ideas are as awesome as I think they are. Also, I cut my hair and I’m nervous it’s too short. So, you know, I could use some positive reinforcement today.)
LONGEST PARENTHETICAL EVER!
It’s really hard to explain my daughter’s more teenage interests to people without teens around. I can’t really tell my son he can’t listen to his music if the kids are in the house. We do curb music with profanity, of course, but the rest of it? The kids hear. And I don’t really stress out about it. Should I? Some probably think, “Yes.” But, I guess I am just a bit too lazy and I enjoy pop music a bit too much. I mean, COME ON! Nikki and I sing “Born This Way” TOGETHER! You can not tell me that is not adorable! Except the part that involves me singing, my voice is anything BUT adorable.
And the obsession with CW shows? (Her second choice was The Vampire Diaries.) I could easily try to blame this on my teenage son, but this one is entirely my fault. It’s just kinda our thing. We have a few shows that we watch together. We chat about them and get excited about them and try to predict what’s going to happen. She shares my affinity for fantasy beasts and super-powered teenagers. WHAT CAN I SAY?
Do your children have any older tastes? Is it your fault or do you have a teenager you can blame it on too?