I am so not cool. Tonight while I was cooking her dinner, cleaning the dishes and rinsing some quinoa so I could put up a big batch to have in the fridge, my daughter looked up at me and asked if I knew any songs by the Plain White Tees.
Huh? “Well…no. That a band?” As the words left my lips I felt the slightest shift in the atmosphere that made my skin crawl for a second.
“Yeah…” she didn’t actually roll her eyes, but I could sense a burning desire in her to do just that – there was definitely some serious inner-eye-rolling going on. She didn’t even want to bother filling me in on what their songs might be. Ugh. For a second I was dizzy as my mind raced back to scenes of my much younger self eyeing my own mother with that same look – and I remembered well how I viewed her. TOTAL SQUARE. (sorry mom)
So that’s where I am now…oh well…we grow older and we all change places – just as it should be.
These cool kids right before their “Addicted to Love” spoof in Student Follies…