I went to pick up K-boy from his church youth group the other day. With no kids in the car on the way there, I got to listen to my music for a change. When I met K-boy in the parking lot Modern English's, Melt With You, was still playing.*
This is the dialogue that ensued.
Me: Oh, I remember this song came out when I was a teenager.
K-boy: That was about one hundred years ago, right?
Me (ignoring him): Listen to the words, K-boy! There have always been songs that are great for people your age. Hear that?...'the future's open wide!'
K-boy (deadpan): Not for you, Mom.
Me (devastated): Whaa! Agh, you're right! I was a kid when this song came out, and now I'm going to be the mother of a teenager. My youth is goooone!
K-boy: Oops, you're really just realizing that? Sorry!
Me: Sniff. Well at least you're a wonderful kid.
K-boy: Yeah, till my birthday next week. Then I'll turn moody.
Me: Just because you're turning thirteen doesn't mean you have to turn moody.
K-boy (grinning): Moody!
This is how gray hair is earned.
*My discussion with my son did not involve the full lyrics to the above mentioned song.
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