Mama Diaries

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ten Plus Nine

"Mom," my teenage daughter said.  "See if you can complete the sentence."

I looked at her quizzically.  "Okay.  What sentence?"

"First thing's first . . ."

That sounded like the lyrics to Iggy Azalea's song.  "I'm a realist,"  I said.

"Good job, Mom!  You got one right.  Here's another.  What's nine plus ten?"

"Nineteen," I answered, as any somewhat intelligent person would say.

"Wrong!"

"What do you mean, 'Wrong'?  Ten plus nine is nineteen!"

She grinned at me, "You're stupid!"

"Excuse me?"  I said.  "I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid!"

"No, look Mom!"  She pulled up a video on her iPod.






I just don't know what to say.  First I learned this week that Christopher Columbus came to Canada in 1942 in a kayak called the Pina Colada. Now I'm told that ten plus nine equals twenty-one.  Wow.  Maybe I am stupid!

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  1. I like Pat's assessment. =) Actually, this video just makes me sad. I hate it when parents talk to their kids that way. And then to aggrandize it by making it into a video? Let's cyber bully our kids, right? Why not.

    Okay, rant finished.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. I think that was a sibling talking to his brother, but yes, it's really not nice to be disrespectful like that to anyone. That had to be embarrassing for the young boy.

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  2. I puked a bit at the mention of Azalea!

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  3. I didn't even get the 1st one! you did well!!

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    1. Thanks. Then I guess I'm a little bit cool. ;0)

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  4. I got the Iggy Azalea one, since the store I work in plays that song. Its also how I heard All About That Bass by Nikki how-ever-you-spell-her-last-name after avoiding it for quite a long time. It grew on me though, to be honest. When you hear a song 80000000 times a day, you either learn to like it or you lose your mind.

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    1. Wasn't her name Megan Trainer (the Bass chic)? That song has kind of a 60s flair, that grows on you. I think doo-wop is making a comeback.

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    2. ...I looked it up and you're right. I was told it was by somebody else. You're very smart.

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    1. Yes. Not one intelligent person on the planet!

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  6. I don't know who Iggy Azalea is, so I think you are a genius. I don't understand the ten plus nine thing, nor the video.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. If I wasn't the mother of a teenager, I would've had no idea who Iggy Azalea was.

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  7. Mam your son is so cute and smart.

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    1. Yes. This one was my daughter, though. She's cute and smart, too. ;0)

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  8. Your post was good, but the comments crack me up.

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  9. Thank goodness we have kids to keep us sane;-) I'm sure they come in handy for book ideas!

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    1. I can't even tell you how many book ideas I've gotten from them. Now I just need more time to write!

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  10. Obviously a bigger old fuddy duddy than I realised. These cultural references went way above my head.

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    1. Haha! Don't worry. You're not missing anything!

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  11. Someday, when that kid is in therapy and the father asks why, this video can be pulled out and he can be called stupid.

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  12. I remember when Phish came out, my joke was, "No wonder kids these days don't know how to spell." And remember when Fergie had that song "Fergalicious?" Will.i.am was spelling tasty "tastey." (T to the a to the s t e y girl you tastey...). Now they're messing up young people's math!

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  13. At least you were 50/50 in your daughter's eyes. :)
    Jess

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