Sunday, April 01, 2012

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

In the nine years I've been a parent I've had to apologize to my parents on numerous occasions. The stories I've heard about myself as a child raised my the hairs on the back of my neck. Most times it just starts to make sense. I had one of those moments yesterday.

A little backstory...

My sister and I, at a tender of age of YOUNG loved this song by Changing Faces. R. Kelley produced it, but this was before the scandal broke out. (Heck, the Aaliyah scandal could have still been going on.)

We were in the car one day singing the innocent words, "Do I mind if I stroke you up? Do I mind if I stroke you down? All through the night."

My parents turned with horror on their faces. "You can't sing that song."

"Why?" we asked in protest.

"You just can't."

At the time I didn't understand.

Of course until my son was running around the house singing, "Ya, Trick, Ya."

It's really a song. I had to explain to my son he couldn't sing that song anymore. "But why?"

*head-to-desk*

Mom and Dad I formally apologize....

8 comments:

Edie said...

Sorry to tell you, Mel, but you'll get many more payback moments. Then someday (far in the future for you), you'll be a grandmother and it will be their payback time.

Pam said...

That reminds me of a story Lani tells about listening to her Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack (Once More With Feeling) in the car with her little girls, and she boldly belts out the line, "I hope she fries, I'm free if that bitch dies."

*snork*

Melissa Blue said...

Then someday (far in the future for you), you'll be a grandmother and it will be their payback time.

Please, woman. I'm going to end emergency therapy when my daughter "becomes a woman" Grandchildren not even on my radar yet.

Melissa Blue said...

"I hope she fries, I'm free if that bitch dies."

Children say the darnet things or they just say "bitch" in front of an audience.

raine said...

Do not envy you.

Melissa Blue said...

Yes, karma does exist.

Cynthia said...

Let me guess, your mother probably cursed you with the words "someday you'll have kids just like you" didn't she?

Melissa Blue said...

Both of my parents did and of course my reply was, "I'll never have kids."

My uterus had other plans.

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