Friday, July 2, 2010

Not the Way I Want It, Not the Way I Need It (oooh)

So, my son is 12 now. Weird age. Half the time he acts like he's 17 & the other half he acts like he's 4. Part of being an almost teenager is driving your parents crazy, right? Well, he's certainly figured out the perfect method. He doesn't slam the door, or stand with fridge open, or anything that I can just "grrr" at then forget about in 5 minutes. Oh no. Not my boy. What he does... it haunts me all night, even after he's in bed. Every day he tortures me- at home, in the car- even in public. It's... it's just wrong. It's horrible. It's.... a Journey song.

"Dooooonnnn't stop beleeeeiiiving... hold on to that fee-ee-lin!"

Oh yeah. Every freaking day.

See, at the last school concert they sang that song. Afterward (after I ran out of the auditorium screaming & projectile vomiting, that is) I informed him that Journey is like my musical achilles heel- like a, like a super-sonic vacuum that sucks all the soul out of me & then I'm all crampy & I have to wash my hands & my ears & go to the bathroom &... well, you get the idea. Not a fan.

I also thought it was really funny that song was chosen. The kids were 11-13. Are they supposed to think Journey is cool? Is this the music teacher trying to "connect" with them? (Then someone told me they did that song on Glee recently.) (Then I asked them my same two questions again.)

Anywho... my son has a pocket full of Journey cryptonite, & he's not shy with it. Walks around the house maybe just humming it quietly, or full blown sings it all exaggerated like. He's clever with it, uses it to his advantage as he knows that I a.) usually forget whatever else we were talking about, & b.) don't mind him going away at that point. I'll suggest some quality family time & he starts singing Journey & all the sudden it's okay for him to go back up to his bedroom/teen-cave. He's smiling & now I have f*cking Journey stuck in my head.

I actually have it stuck in my head right now. Stupid blog entry...

7 comments:

RussBuss said...

haha nice! but can you blame him? he's just a small town boy, living in a J.Mraz world...

deach said...

lolz I love that kid.

Mugambismonkey said...

Now I want to cover this song and dedicate it to you! :-)

Grumpy Coyote said...

Best. Kid. Ever.

Could be worse. Could be "Wheels in the sky".

Or Air Supply.

Grumpy Coyote said...

Oh yeah...

Glee CSI. Hate that show.

Boozelele said...

Everyone knows how I feel about Journey. I was in Trader Joes tonight gettting my weekly ration of Two-Buck-Chuck, and that same fucking song came on. What ever happened to Muzak in grocery stores? Even a cover of "Yesterday" on the auto-harp would have been better than that lame-ass wimp-rock. I HATE JOURNEY!!! ....but I love Adelle, even though now I also have that song stuck in my head.

DeG said...

I think you need to cover the song. Acknowledge your inner Steve Perry, embrace it, and the then set it free. It will be painful I know, but it is the only way to get the song out of your head.
It could be worse, it could be a Wiggles song stuck in your head. I still catch myself singing "Big Red Car" in the shower from time to time.

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