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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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I was just singing along with John Denver on the grocery store's sound system on Tuesday. 

 

My kids are going to just love me when they're teenagers, aren't they.

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Karma

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@WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? You will definitely be in the running for the most embarrassing mother if you keep that up!  

I love John Denver songs as well, my dad had a couple of his records back when I as a kid, and I will sing along in the car if they come on.  In the supermarket I'd hum very quietly and only sing inside my head ;) 

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Gimme a Free RV

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You fill up my senses,

Come fill me again.

I had a 7th grade crush on his songs and his hair.

Other 7th/8th grade musician crushes:

Barry Manilow--Mandy, I Write the Songs, Copacabana 

ABBA--Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Fernando, Mama Mia, Does Your Mother Know?

Songs whose performer names I don't remember:

Saturday Night (S.A.T.U.R.--D. A.Y...Night!)

Amy

Afternoon Delight

Rock the Boat

You Take My Breath Away

 

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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9 hours ago, Karma said:

@WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? You will definitely be in the running for the most embarrassing mother if you keep that up!  

I love John Denver songs as well, my dad had a couple of his records back when I as a kid, and I will sing along in the car if they come on.  In the supermarket I'd hum very quietly and only sing inside my head ;) 

In my defense, I was alone and I only sang aloud quietly when I was the only one in the aisle. :my_angel: As soon as I saw anyone, I stopped.

I'm still going to be the most embarrassing mom of teenagers in a few years. "MOM! How could you!" :evil-laugh:

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Gimme a Free RV

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@WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?, if you're going to be the mom of teenagers, you will automatically be the most embarrassing mom:

  1. You pull into a grocery store parking space.  MOOOOMMMM!!!  You don't need to back out and do it again.   How embarrassingggggg!!!!
  2. You pull up to a traffic stop and smile at the person in the car next to you.  MOOOOMMMM!!!  You don't even KNOW that person!  How embarrassingggggg!!!!
  3. You give your daughter's friend a ride home after school and you make polite, small talk with the friend, who is sitting in the back seat with said daughter.  After dropping the friend off, you hear: MOOOOMMMM!!!  WHY do you have to EMBARRASS me like that in front of my friend?
  4. While waiting in the reception area at the veterinarian with your dog and son, you start chatting with a mother and her daughter who have brought in their cat. You discover that the daughter and your son are in the same English class at school and comment on this.  Once you're inside the car, you get:  MOOOOMMMM!!!  That was TOTALLY EMBARRASSING!!!  She doesn't even know who I am and you had to go and point out that we have the same English class together!  How embarrassingggggg!!!!
  5. The family is eating out on a Sunday afternoon when you drop a grain of rice from your fork on the floor.  In a hissing, angry whisper, you get showered: MOOOOMMMM!!!  OH. MY. GOSH!!!  EVERYBODY'S LOOKIIIIIINNNNNNGGGG!!!  I've NEVER been SO EMBARRASSED in my ENTIRE LIFE!!!

The italicized, bolded red parts are to be read aloud, in a high-pictched, whining,  modulating voice of sheer horror and disgust, for you to get the full effect.

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Karma

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@Gimme a Free RV have you been stalking me and my kids?

During a tortuous 45 minute shopping trip for new sneakers, long pants and jacket this week with mr 16, I completely embarrassed him by standing and warning total strangers that there was spilt coffee on the gloss tiles (the shop assistant had run to get the warning sign, but apparently it would have been much better to let people slip than to warn them).  THEN, we were at the bakery to get son a roll (because, you know, he'd already had a donut but was about to starve to death during the extended shopping trip) and I noticed that the bracelet the little old lady next to me was wearing was only hanging on by the safety chain.  Can you believe it, I spoke to this total stranger to let her know.  Despite her being incredibly grateful, I totally embarrassed my son.  THEN, I couldn't walk fast enough for his satisfaction.  

I tell you, 45 minutes in public with him was torture. How on earth will I manage on this upcoming holiday???

@WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?, have I ever admitted on here that when my kids were little, if they misbehaved in supermarkets, I would deliberately start singing "the hills are alive to the sound of music" out loud.  Made them behave every time, but cemented my title of most embarrassing mother in their minds.

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Karma

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Lol, @WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? Feel free to copy!  Grocery trips were a nightmare with my two when they were young, and so many times I had to abandon the trolley and leave. But that meant they got what they wanted - to leave - and I had to come back at night when mr k was home and re do it.  Plus I felt so bad that I was leaving the trolley with things in it for the shop assistant to put back.  The singing was so much better ;) 

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Palimpsest

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Rocky Mountain High and Leaving on a Jet Plane are engraved upon my memory.

10 hours ago, Gimme a Free RV said:

ABBA--Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Fernando, Mama Mia, Does Your Mother Know?

Please don't tell Lady Lydia but I've been known to  dance through my home-making chores to ABBA.  At full blast!

That and the Rocky Horror Show ...

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Gimme a Free RV

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@Karma, the parking lot thing I remember so vividly.  My pre-driving license daughter actually said, Oh my gosh, Mom.  Everybody's looking at us now.  How embarrassing!

This is the same kid who, at 14 had a complete, dramatic, tearful meltdown at home because she was THE only 14-year old in school and in church who didn't have her own cell phone.

The teen years.  Not for the faint of heart.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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@Karma & @Gimme a Free RV--On the subject of teenagers:image.jpg

Sorry the writing ended up so small!

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      10 hours ago, Xan said:

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