Saturday, April 21, 2007

Move Along

Today's kid conversation of the day, for all us 22-year-olds of various ages:

Me: "Johnathan, can I have your iTunes password so I can authorize my computer to play one of your songs?"

17-year-old son: "What? Which song?"

Me: "Move Along by the All-American Rejects."

17-year old son: "We can't have the same music!"

Me: "Sure we can, what about U2??"

17-year old son: "Yeah, that's true, plus I still remember the day you picked me up from school and you had the windows down and something by Nirvana cranked on the radio. The other kids were impressed. You are among the coolest of moms, I must admit."

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. ~Madeleine L'Engle


  1. Nirvana!! Alright Kellie!! :) Love that M.L'Engle quote!

  2. Awesome! I can only hope that my children might, as teenagers, think i'm cool in some way too!

  3. That must have made you feel so good, Kellie! I love it now when my kids tell me I'm the "funnest" mom, but to get a comment like that from them when they are teens would be dreamy! You are cool! Stephanie was telling me about going to the All-American Rejects concert and I felt utterly UNcool when I admitted to her I had no idea who they are. No wonder teenagers love you!

  4. This comment was a fun highlight to my life, especially since it came along in the throes of Senioritis that Johnathan is making us all suffer from. It is good to have a connection with him. I am decidedly less than cool in his eyes when I'm "reminding" him to do the dishes or "encouraging" him to get a job or work on his eagle project. ;o)

  5. Yes, I too dream of my children giving me comments like that one day. Madeline L'Engle is amazing.

  6. Ah, Move Along. My sis Elise taught that song to Jefferson and he knows each and every word. I miss having a teenager in the house. When I do, I find out about all the good music I don't know I'm missing! Maybe you can lend me a teenager some time.

  7. That's a great compliment from a teenager--and you deserve it.


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