Mommy Gets Pwned

Mommy: (driving minivan on way to gymnastics, pounding on steering wheel)

'Cause I'm TNT, I'm dynamite!
TNT and blah buh mumble mumba FIGHT!
TNT I'm a power bluh mumba!
TNT WATCH ME EXPLODE!

Child 1: Mommy, would you turn that music down?

Mommy: Why? Is it too EXCELLENT for you, little dudette?

Child 1: No.

Mommy: Is Mommy ROCKIN' too hard for ya?!

Child 1: No.

Mommy: Is ACDC blowing your mind?! Oi! Oi! Oi!

Child 1: No, Mommy.

Mommy: Well?

Child1: It's just really annoying.

Child 2: (piping up from far back of van) Yeah, annoying.

Mommy:

Child 1: And you sing kinda loud.

Child 2: Yeah. Kinda loud...and bad.

Mommy: But...but it's..rock and...roll.

Child 1: (explaining patiently) Yeah. But old people rock and roll.

Child 2: Yeah. Not like kids listen to.

Mommy: Hmm.



Child 2: (brightly) Maybe you could listen to it while we're at school!

Mommy: Hmmmmmmmm.

33 comments:

MichaelTAdams said...

When did ACDC become old person rock and roll? And what are kids listening to now that rocks harder?? I'm worried for America's youth.

Anonymous said...

J,

where are you getting these old photos that look like our cousin Bridget.

Jozet at Halushki said...

Lol, very good questions.

I mean, seriously, among other things, they like The Police and The Beatles. And bossa nova. Pffft. I suppose the irony is lost on them. I can't wait until they're in 4th grade and learn what "irony" means, because I'll point it out to them.

Jozet at Halushki said...

The photo is Saffy and Edina Monsoon from the BBC comedy show Absolutely Fabulous. Although, yes, they do look like they could be old family photos.

Theresa said...

I guess no matter what we listen to, it'll never be cool to our kids. It's a law of nature for kids never to like what their parents like.

jouette said...

hee! hey, do we have the same kids, or what? the little stinkers!

Mamma said...

Dude! They just don't appreciate the finer things in life yet.

Mac and Cheese said...

"It's just really annoying" - Ouch!

Jozet at Halushki said...

"It's just really annoying"

Yeah...I think my older daughter was trying to read. I should have told her that I was just preparing her for life in the dorms.

Rima said...

My daughter finds my singing in the car intolerable. I have used my voice as a weapon on many an occasion.

Noelle said...

I always used to say, "no song, Mommy, no song!" She would then tell me that someday I'll have kids and they won't let me sing. So here I am, no kids, and I can sing in the car all I want. I might just keep it that way.

Variations On A Theme said...

Ha! What a riot! I wasn't a rock-and-roll girl, but my lullaby songs for my kids include Simon and Garfunkel's "Kathy's Song." They both know it by heart.

I love the image of you rocking out on your steering wheel!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Give them a couple of years--all I hear played around my house is Led Zeppelin!

kgirl said...

You rock on with your bad self.

anne said...

Well, when you are chaperone at the 8th grade dance you will get to hear it without interruption. And Freebird. And Stairway to Heavan. And ...

PeetsMom said...

Amazing. Not 2 weeks ago I was doin some banging on the steering wheel to AC/DC's Back in Black and my 13 year old scoffed at me when I told her this was MY good ol days!

She said that "nobody listens to this" so I had to point out that we were listening to the RADIO and that SOMEONE was listening to it!

She is under the mistaken impression that I have always been a no-fun, play by the rules mom!

Ha!

annenahm said...

Child #2 trying so optimistically to spare your feelings gets. me. right. here. (pounds chest with fist and whispers softly: The walls were shakin'. The earth was quakin'. My heart was breakin'.).

mothergoosemouse said...

While I was singing along to "Back in Black", Tacy asked me, "Mommy, why is that lady screaming?"

Chag said...

Next time, tell 'em if it's too loud, they're too old.

Rock on!

PSoTD said...

This sounds way too much like the conversations in my car. Try skimming the radio dial and check out what they insist are good songs - and you'll appreciate the angst your parents felt on those old car vacations...

Of course, our parents were wrong!

Angela said...

Payback

Moobs said...

For me the problem is not just that the bands I like make kids want to tear off their ears. My problem is that even if I like a band that a young person would give ipod room to that makes me seem somehow desperate (though not as desperate as the band is to have me move on and shake my booty to someone else).

Peggy Sez.. said...

The only music "The Boy" seems perturbed with is some Classical and New Age..Enya,etc..He says it makes him sad.Everything else is grand..we do have a difference of opinion on Country or "cowboy music" as he likes to call it..;p

Anonymous said...

I pretty much have given up trying to introduce the nephews to some musical diversity. they really thought donna the buffalo was way to weird when they where younger. they couldn't figure out WHAT kind of music it was, plus with the accordians and all, just way too WEIRD. i bombed out with the ramones last summer on a camping trip. oh well. A

mamatulip said...

Oh, hi, Jozet. It's just me, mamatulip, coming to tell you how much I LOVE YOU.

Rock on, sista. Oi! Oi!

Krista said...

When I logged on and saw that picture of Eddy and Saffy I busted a gut!! AbFab..one of my favorite shows and one of the most definitive and classically dysfunctional and warped parent/child relationships ~ where the roles are reversed!
Truly a poster child for why our own kids think we're weird!!
My kids hate it when I sing along to "Queen's Greatest Hits" in the care because they don't think I can do Freddy Mercury justice. LOVE it!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

This reminds me of a time, maybe 10 years ago (gack!), when I was at a club watching bands, and this girl-band from Canada got up (they were all, maybe 17) and said, "We're going to plan an Oldie now". They then started to play, "I Love Rock N Roll" by Joan Jett, and I started to wimper. I'm an oldie! Oi, Oi, Oi! Indeed!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Oh no they di'nt!

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

That's just tragic. These kids today just don't know what's good for them.

Anonymous said...

Have our kids been talking to each other behind our backs? I know you're on speed dial sooo... it's totally possible. Because the boys dissed me singing the Stones the other day. What is it with kids today? They also said when I say "totally" and "Awesome dude" I sound kind of wierd. Shesh.

KK

Renée said...

Mmmm...yeah. Kinda like me trying unsuccessfully to turn my kids onto 38 Special. How could you NOT like 38 Special? I have serious doubts as to whether or not I did indeed birth them.

I'm sure your voice was like a rainbow-colored melody gently floating down from bunny shaped clouds.

:D

Carey said...

This reminds me of the time I was in the car with my niece, grooving to something rocking from my era...and she sat there looking at me like I was an alien...I stopped and said, "dance with me, this is great music." She rolled her eyes and said, "Aunt Carey, you are not cool."

Dagger in the heart! Since when did I become "Not cool?" to my 7 year old niece! LOL.

It was a sad day when I found out my music is now playing on the classic station!

MamaMo said...

Nothing makes me feel older than hearing my 80's angst music piped in to the doctor's office as Muzak. UGGH!! The Cure was never meant to be done instrumental and upbeat.

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