Monday, May 3, 2010

Is the grass actually greener over there?

Driving in to work today, Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies came on my ipod.

I used to love this song and have great memories associated with it. It got me to thinking though, because now my son is at the age where he can identify with it. So I guess now I'm on the parental side of the music? I don't think so, because I remember what it was like to be a teenager and while I no longer have all those angsty issues, I think the teen/parent relationship is sometimes comparable to the employer/employee relationship. Thoughts?

Then, thinking about the parent/teen issue and how I still have emotions when I hear that song, I thought to myself, "OMG, I'm that mom in Bowling for Soup's 1985!"

No, not really, although there is a ring of truth there. Is my generation, or really I guess the one before us, the first generation to refuse to grow up? Or are we just doing it on our own terms?


In other news, it's now possible to take a shower while standing next to my bedroom winow. On the inside. No, there's no bathroom there - apparently we have a major leak. J was outside at midnight last night during a heavy rainstorm trying to clean out the gutters in the hopes that that was the problem. It wasn't. Don't know what the problem is but we went through out whole supply of extra towels (beach and bath) trying to keep it from spreading across the floor.


And I'll leave you with this:

Last night, I was watching a commercial for Jamaica. "Ohhh, let's go to Jamaica, honey," I said. To which Bridet replied "But mom, I don't know how to speak with a Jamaican accent!" OMG I love her so much!!!


Cecile said...

Oh man Patti, I am sorry to hear about the shower in the house!

But you gotta love Bridet!!! And make sure you save room in your suitcase for me... I fit, I promise! I will bring my own crackers and waters!!!!

My w/v: droperma
drop-er-ma lol!!!

Hannah said...

Well, it should at least make bath time for the girls easier.

"Just go stand by the winder and scrub hard."

*hugs* Sorry you having a rough road daw'lin!

Danielle87 said...

"OMG, I'm that mom in Bowling for Soup's 1985!"
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Too funny! I love that song!

Patti said...

Cecile - she is a funny one! If we ever go to Jamaica (closes eyes and wishes hard) I'll call you!

Hannah - great idea, I'll try it next time it rains

Danielle: Glad I could make you laugh. Mission accomplished. :)