I’m goin’ public. The jig is up.
There is a secret battle waging in my house. A war, if you will. A battle of wills: ME versus my 8-year-old “YOUNG JEDI”
The topic? 80’s rock. I know, I know. Totally ridiculous. But seriously, HE STARTED IT! (Crap. I sound like my kids. Nevertheless…)
Thanks to the popularity of “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” my kids have been exposed to a barrage of 80s hair bands and seriously rockin’ tunes. JOY! For the record, those are MY peeps. MY music. My brand of rock n’ roll. MY tunes. Yes, I wore the tight black skirts, had big ole’ hair and hung out at HAMMERJACKS back in the day.
If I had quick access to one of my pictures I would so totally post it right now. I rocked the house, people. Oh, yes. I did.
Um, what was I talking about? Oh yes! The Jedi…
So because of the popularity of these new video games, my kids are constantly singing songs that I grew up on… Bon Jovi, the Scorpions, Quiet Riot, Guns N Roses, etc. It is hilarious to watch them rock out to MY MUSIC. Who would have thought?
So the “war” comes into play over lyrics to the songs. They are singing them ALL WRONG. So I try to correct them. BUT, HELLO?!…THEY WON’T LISTEN TO ME. (No real surprise but still…)
It is “livin’ on a PRAYER” (Bon Jovi) not living on the “air.” It is “don’t stop BELIEVING” (Journey) not “don’t stop compleving.” I mean really, “compleving?” Kid, that ain’t even a word. They do this to pretty much every song.
My eight year old is the worst when dealing with the song lyric correction. Same reaction every time.
“Nuh-uh! How do YOU know, anyway?” (<—– said with serious whatevermomthereisnowayyouevenknowwhatiamtalkingabout attitude)
Can you understand why this drives me INSANE? It is ON, son!
This is one battle that this MOM plans to win. (Because yes. I DO KNOW. Thankyouverymuch.)