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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thank Me Later Thursday: Miley Edition

Welcome back to another week of Thank Me Later Thursday, where you get to join me in telling people why they should be thanking me for the awesomeness I've allowed them to experience.

Seriously, you should join me; it's FUN!

And, for extra points ('cause I'm totally keeping score), I also try to make sure that all of my Thank Me Later Thursday posts fit nicely with Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompts (which for this week is: A song you can’t escape).

It's sort of a competition I have going on with her.

A secret one.

That she doesn't know about.

Shhhh! I'm totally winning!

So, who is this week's lucky recipient of the Thank Me Later honor at Casa de Dummies?


Because as I have aged, my music preferences have mysteriously decided not to. My way of staying youthful, keeping in touch with the younger generation, forcing the fact that I'm hip, I'm cool down my children's throats?


Point is, if you have a teenage daughter at home chances are good the two of us are listening to the same stuff.

For example, should you go to the section on my ipod that says, "Recently Played" you will discover tracks such as "Kiss Me Through the Phone", by Souljaboy Tell 'Em (yes, after years in the music biz this mental giant decided to expand his name to include a verb and an abbreviated pronoun; explanation not provided), "One Time", by Justin Beiber (a song which prompted Dumb Dad to inquire about my infatuation with young boys. Don't peg me pervy, it's not any young boys! Only best selling artists and manly muscled teen wolfs.), and one that baffles even me, "Party in the U.S.A." by none other than Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus (which is also my current cellphone ringtone. I know, it sounds horrible, but I seriously did it months ago just to bug Hubby and haven't ever changed it. You'd be surprised how people look at me in the grocery store when it rings!).

Anyway, point is that since #3 and I spend an exorbitant amount of our time together in the car and at home (where he has been deemed the ipod Nazi as he requires music that he selects to be playing AT ALL TIMES), we have developed a similar taste in music (although I have to admit that he is essentially ruining "Fireflies" by Owl City for me by requesting it, a word I use to mean screaming, "FIREFWIES! NOT DAT SONG, MOMMY! PWAY FIREFWIES!", repeatedly).

Take a moment to view the evidence:

Not bad for a just-turned-2-year-old, right? And, did you see the part where he was droppin' it like it's hot? Yeah, I taught him that!

So, here you have it, #3s special Miley-inspired-Thank-Me-Later:

Hey, #3, don't worry about it, you can Thank Me Later. You know, for turning you into a pop-songcessed child with the music taste of a tween girl. You may become the laughing stalk of your high school class if this continues (can you imagine him singing this in the locker room while he dresses for football?!), but the hours we've spent dancing and singing together in the kitchen will be priceless memories that you will be able to cherish for a lifetime. And, just in case you forget, there are hours of videotaped evidence (see above) that I won't hesitate to pull out (in front of skanky fast little hookers in training girls) to remind you of our happy times. So did you want to go ahead and thank me now or wait until your Super Sweet 16 birthday party to do it (and yes, MTV original shows have become quite a good friend to me as well)? Either way works for me. XOXO, Your-golly-aren't-you-lucky Dumb Mom

Wanna play along?

It's easy!

Just grab a button from my sidebar (you don't have to, but you will make me happy, and that is optimal for both of us. 'Cause I know people. Important people. Just sayin'.), put it on your blog, link back to me, and add your link to the hand dandy Mr. Linky box (which I paid $10 for so make it worth it, people!).

How easy is that?

So very.

And then, once you've shared your fantastic story about why you're awesome while people around you are busy causing you to questions the rules against forced sterilization, you can send me you 90's inspired photo so that you have a chance to be crowned parenting BY dummies Blog Dawg of the year.

Not because you're particularly proud of the fact that you spent half of your adolescence hiding in the bathroom from mean girls, but because now that you are a happily for today, not sure about next week married, successful laid off and getting fat corporate diva, or a blissful accidental, and waiting 'til they're 18 mother, you can turn around to all of those high school haters and say, "In yo face with a can of mace, make you cry all over the place."

Seriously, how fun is that?

So. Very.


Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

That is hilarious! I used to let my oldest listen to Camilionaire(?) and Eminem and Nate Dogg. I decided to change my ways when it just didn't sound right when a two year old was singing "I get more ass than a toilet seat" - Yeah. Now we are rockin' it to the Black Eyed Peas! All the boys go wild for them :D

Farmers Wife said...

Great post, thanks for sharing!! Visiting from Mama Kats!!

Kmama said...

LOL!! I had a "what I meant to say" snippet from yesterday that was along the lines of "you'll thank me later" so I just might link that up.

#3 is too adorable. Seriously.

Kristi said...

I'm so glad you chose this prompt and used Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA". The song drives me nuts, but for some strange reason I have it as my ringtone and I can't stop singing the song. What the heck?!? There must be evil subliminal messages hidden in the song, creeping into our brains. lol
Glad I found your post through Mama Kat's. I've already linked my post up on your Mr. Linky. Stop by when you get a chance. :)

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

BlogBaby said...

BlogBaby sees your video and demand "MORE?!?!" Best keep that video camera close at hand, one adorable video of #3 is clearly not enough to appease this little lady and her blossoming love of all things #3.

Amy Whitley said...

Very funny! And if the peeps in the grocery store are looking at you funny for that ringtone, that just means they know full well who the artist they're just as guilty. ;)

Michelle Pixie said...

Too Funny! #3 is quite adorable and he's got some mad skills!

angie said...

You did not remind me about this. PLEASE remind me for next week.

And, you are right. He's got the MOVES! :)

Shell said...

I didn't mean to link and run this morning- had to get two of my boys to preschool.

My boys listen to country with me and there's a song that has a line that goes "got my toes in the water, ass in the sand..." except that on all the stations down here, they change "ass" to "toes." My boys were used to hearing it the other way and my 4 year old yelled out, "hey, that's supposed to say ASS, not toes!" Nice, huh?

Grabbing your button to add to my post. I didn't see it last night. Then again, my neighbors are trying to steal my internet, so my connection has been sucky.

Jennifer said...

Totally grabbed the button and linked up with you in a very nonshameless way. Ahem.

I LOVE the part where he is trying to snap his little fingers.

And I love that song too. Me and the Baby Girl belt it out in the car.

Lolli said...

That video was too cute! Both AJ and I enjoyed it. I love how he sings along with the chorus. So fun!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

I can't see the video at work but I can completely picture your cell phone playing party in the usa and that is hilarious!

Brandi said...

That is too funny! I love Party in the USA (sad, I know). Fortunately, my 9 year old is way cooler than me and he helps me out.

Anonymous said...

Is it Thursday already?!! This is what I get for being ahead in my writing for a day. That and the days tend to blur by. Next week. I swear!

Maggie S said...

Yeah, me too. Sorry to post and run. My kids read mine and they are still speaking to me. Even the one I was specifically addressing.

Did I tell ya about the day my little princess burst into,"Dude looks like a lady..." At church.

Anonymous said...

lol i love the video!!! and yes, i mostly don't care about Those People either, i just feel bad if i'm dragging him around during a complete meltdown. these days it's getting harder and harder to get anything done during his "peak hours" though.

Erin said...

That is awesome! How adorable, my oldest likes that song too!

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