No mumma, you can’t come to the One Direction concert

Bubba and I had a fun afternoon yesterday hanging out in the kitchen, cooking up a storm chatting, singing and dancing.

Music has always been a big part of my life, and it has so far been a big part of hers. We’re excited to be starting ballet classes together in a couple of weeks, and since she was born there has been at least one part of every day where I’ve danced with her in my arms.

As I twirled her around yesterday singing One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful (okay, I may have played it a few times), I wondered at what point she’s going to say to me No mumma, you can’t come to the One Direction concert.

Of course it won’t be One Direction because, let’s face it, they’ll be like so old by the time she’s a teenager. And will probably have broken up. And at least one of them will have been in rehab, and someone will have a successful solo career. A la Robbie Williams. Or maybe they’ll still be together and just be a man band rather than a boy band.

Back to the point. There will be some boy band who Love Bug goes absolutely nuts for. At first I’ll probably wonder what the fuss is about, but as I listen with her to the catchy tunes I’ll start to like their music too. Because that’s what happens.

I’m not ageist when it comes to music. Our playlist yesterday afternoon was varied. In addition to 1D, boy bands across the past few decades were featured. As was Calvin Harris, Florence, Michael Buble, U2, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepson, Temper Trap, the Glee cast, David Guetta, Radiohead, Barbara Streisand, Katy Perry, DJ Earworm, Lady Antebellum, Christina Perri, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Chicago … and the list goes on.

So given my love of a wide variety of music, I’m probably going to (if by saturation than no other reason) come to love the music she’s listening to. Hopefully she will still be happy to dance around the house with me to whatever music is playing.

There is going to come a point, however, when she gives me the look. You know, that look. The one that she is going to give me when she is trying not to hurt my feelings, but she needs to let me know that she would be mortified if her ancient mumma, who she loves to the ends of the earth, dares to show her wrinkly face at a boy band concert. And heaven forbid her mumma have a favourite boy.


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Just for the record, I get the Harry appeal but I’m more a Louis kinda gal. You know, in case you were wondering. Not that I’d knock Harry back…

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Belinda says:

    I so hear ya. Our beautiful 6yo LOVES Justin Bieber, and try as we might to not like him, after watching his Never Say Never DVD, you can not deny he is extremely talented. I was fortunate enough that when he came to Australia last year, we got to see him live at Circular Quay and even more fortunate that she as still young enough to be stoked to be going to see him with me. After that experience, I can categorically say Justin Bieber is definitely talented, appears to be a very nice kid (it was an icy cold morning & he performed a lot more songs that he was required to by the Sunrise show) and the whole household including our 2yo now knows ALL the words to ALL his songs. Some my disagree of my take on him & shake their head at liking his songs but I absolutely LOVE that our daughter was young enough to be excited for me to be alongside her at her FIRST EVER concert. I am tearing up thinking about that & get a lump in my throat thinking about the day she doesn’t want me to go along with her.

  2. You’re dead right. “That look” will definitely be in your future. It’s a long way off, though, so keep dancing!

  3. rumpydog says:

    By the time she’s a teen Bubba may have a computer-generated boy band!

  4. israelpsmith says:

    Hahaha! This is just too funny… Especially the bit about one of 1D being in rehab and one with a solo career. I bet there’s a gambling agency somewhere who already has a book on that.
    Oh, and I appreciate knowing which 1D’ers you like. Just in case… 😉 x

    1. You never know when you muso’s might bump into each other. I’d hate you to bring me home the wrong one! x

  5. I’m really wondering what my son will listen to when he is older, will it get weirder than dubstep? Our house has a very varied mix of music, so he could really be into anything by the time he is a teenager!

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