I turned for a quick second as Abby grabbed the remote control and ran for the couch. Climbing up, she quickly found the button to change the station off of the Celebrity Fit Club I had been watching. Apparently, my daughter has a thing against VH1 reality show programming. It’s like sometimes I don’t even know where she came from.

Further flabbergasting, she turned it to a channel with Justin Bieber and his side-swoopy bangs.

She sat there enthralled, pillow on her lap. When the audience clapped and screamed in tween adoration, she clapped, too. If I didn’t know better, I would swear she turned it to that channel specifically to swoon over this 16 year old kid. Maybe it’s because I’m not in his demographic, but I honestly don’t get the appeal. Then again, back in my day it was New Kids On the Block and I didn’t understand their appeal, either. Not that I’m claiming my taste is any better. Since apparently I like guys who look like girls.

This is where I admit my very, very, VERY longstanding crush on Sebastian Bach, the main reason I bothered watching this season of Celebrity Fit Club. Also, while we’re at it, almost any long-haired rock singer of the late 80’s. I didn’t care for Tiger Beat, I had Metal Edge. What can I say, I had a type.

Even though I’m certain (and thankful) that this time with my 20 month old daughter was just a ridiculous fluke, I still had a flash of how my mother must have felt when I first sat dreamy-eyed at MTV. Well played, karma. Well played.

6 Responses

  1. 1
    jesser says:

    I’m with you on Sebastian Bach. I loved him on Gilmore Girls a couple of years ago. Cracked me up. I have no idea who this Bieber person is even though the internets are a buzz about him. I hear music all the time now and go “who is this?” I am old and out of touch.


    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on April 12th, 2010

    @jesser, He was the only reason I watched a few episodes of Gilmore Girls, too.


  2. 2
    Stacia says:

    Oh, I did have an NKOTB thing. Yep. Can’t wait (or maybe I can??) to see who my kiddos develop crushes on …
    .-= Stacia´s latest blog post: When Brilliance Backfires: The Quick Pee =-.


  3. 3
    Amber says:

    I do not get the Justin Bieber thing. He just stands there going, “Baby, baby, baby.”

    Sebastian Bach was on Gilmore Girls, one of my fave shows!


  4. 4

    I do not get the Justin Bieber thing either but then since I’m old enough to be him mother (sob) I suppose that’s a good thing. Have to say I’m not with you on the Sebastian Bach thing either though. I spent High School loving on Sting and Tom Cruise. Since Tom has turned to be a bit of a wacko, I guess I’m just left with Sting.
    .-= Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves´s latest blog post: Weekend Wrap-up =-.


    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on April 12th, 2010

    @Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves, Heh. Well, I didn’t expect everyone to agree with me. I expected most to disagree, actually. We all have our “thing”.


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