This morning was an early one after a long night of constant interruptions. My other half came home late since it is the beginning of my annual “flying solo mission,” then two of the “Bosses” kept waking up until I decided that it was a sign to just bite the bullet and start my day.
I was ready curl up for a cat nap when I was reminded of my shopping excursion with the eldest of the Bosses a few days ago. Since she is graduating from the eighth grade in a few days, I had to get her some somewhat dressier clothing to wear. I usually enjoy a good shopping trip, but when it comes to dressy clothing, this indulgence turns quickly into an exercise of patience (I’ll explain more in another post soon). It also inspired my MMMM pick for the week. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Parents Just Don’t Understand” popped into my head as soon as we started to disagree about the pants she was going to wear. It has to be the most memorable line in the be the song where Will Smith raps about how he and his mom are talking about his clothes:
I said, “Mom, what are you doing, you’re ruining my rep”
She said, “You’re only sixteen, you don’t have a rep yet”
I said, “Mom, let’s put these clothes back, please”
She said “no, you go to school to learn not for a fashion show!”
Though my daughter is not sixteen yet (she’s thirteen), and these clothes may not have been for school, our conversation went down in this similar fashion. I also had many a disagreement like this with my mom where clothing was concerned, and it was weird (and funny) to finally be on the flip side of the conversation and understand (yet still do not agree with) my mom’s point of view.
Besides the flashbacks and nostalgia, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” is such a fun song to wake up to and to make Monday mornings a little bit sunnier. It is really funny, the beat is fun and will get stuck in your head, and you’ll be smiling while it replays over and over in your head because you can relate to one aspect of this song or another.
I hope that “Parents Just Don’t Understand” brings back memories of your childhood (or adulthood), and makes you smile on this mundane Monday morning!
Until my next post, Readers!
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