8.01.2008

Old Enough

teeny bopper

When did I become old enough to have a daughter who desired to hang posters of teeny boppers on her wall?

Today. Today I am old enough. Today I am 32.

I'd like to blame my advancing age for my lapse in judgement to actually buy my daughter a teeny bopper magazine filled with teeny bopper posters. Or it might have been that I was completely overwhelmed in the grocery store checkout line, holding a 40 plus pound boy with a 100 plus degree fever who had but one request: store bought lettuce. How could I deny him such a simple request? And how could I deny my daughter's simple request for a teeny bopper magazine? I remember summers, 20 plus years ago, that I begged and pleaded for a copy of Teen Beat, just so I could drool over pictures of Ricky Schroeder, Kirk Cameron, and the lesser known Chris Young.

I should be grateful that Avery is hanging pictures of girl teeny boppers on her wall, rather than pictures of boys. I am definitely not old enough for that.

19 comments:

  1. Happy happy birthday!! You're a youngster. :)

    And I'm sorry about that teenybopper magazine. Luckily the phase passes quickly.

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  2. OH my!! yes some day I'm sure my day will come. I was head over heals, for Cindy Lauper and Michael Jackson. Who will it be when my kids are old enough? hmmm

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  3. Happy Birthday Molly. I'm sure your brother will be calling you sometime today. Have a great day!!!!

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  4. Do you still have Ricky's autograph? I still have the New Kids on the Block CD, and look how they are making a comeback!Does store bought vs. home grown lettuce taste that different?
    Have a WONDERFUL day!
    Love you lots!

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  5. Love your new photo header. I'm surprised - and delighted - by the palate of colors!!

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  6. Is it your birthday today? It is my hubby's, too...No wonder I love you:)!
    That magazine? One more example of why you are an awesome mama. Letting her find her way.
    Happy birthday, I hope your year is full of joy and discovery.

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  7. 32? You are still a spring chicken! Happy Birthday.

    I'm just 33ish and my kids are still too young for teenybopper stuff though - and they are boys. Whew!

    (Anjeanette)

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  8. happy birthday to you!
    your birthdays are few.
    happy birthday dear molly
    I've been thinking of you!

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  9. Happy BIrthday!!!!

    And yeah, I totally had a thing for Ricky too... and the Coreys... Haim and Feldman. I about had a complete conniption with they did "Dream and LIttle Dream" together.. like OMG, they're both on the SAME screen!

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  10. This is Dad checking in with a reality check.
    You may be 3o+ or 29 and holding, but your poor old dad can move into a senior community, order from Denny's senior menu, get cheap coffee from McDonalds this year, etc. (No I won't do any of the above)
    Thanks for making me feel my age!
    Love
    Dad

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  11. Happy Birthday girl! Hope you had a good day today!!!

    I had a thing for kirk cameron too.. swoon!

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  12. Happy b-day! BTW~ the "teeny bopper" in that picture is "23" (ack!) and don't ask me how I know (lol!). ;)

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  13. Chris Young. . . totally had his Bop magazine picture on my wall! Ah, "The Great Outdoors" was an all time fav. movie of mine!

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  14. I didn't know our b-days were so close! Happy birthday! 32 is just a great age, but I'd only go back if I could take my hard-won wisdom with me! (yup, I am a bit wiser, that's how I know I'm getting old, I can say that without an ounce of self-conciousness).

    As for the posters, my 8-year-old has literally wall-papered his bedroom with Dallas Cowboys posters. Hung up with white MEDICAL tape of all things (hmmm...is that because football players always need *something* taped up?). Drives me nuts, but he likes hanging them up all by himself. As much as it makes me cringe, I figure it's a small nod I can make to his happiness and self-expressions.

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  15. Happy Birthday! We're both Leos - I just turned 39 (with no teeny booper posters in sight).

    "Store Bought Lettuce" would be a good band name.

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  16. Oh, dear. Another milestone, perhaps? Okay. . .phase. . .we'll call it a phase.

    At least she didn't choose a pic of B. Spears!

    :)

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  17. Happy Birthday!
    That poster is so funny. I know the feeling, I just bought Jonas Brothers concert tickets for my daughter and me. I would have loved to see Andy Gibb when I was her age!
    I love your new header.

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  18. Hope you had a happy birthday. :) I'll be following suit (turn 32) in November, but my daughter is only 22 months so I probably still have years to go before I have to deal with teeny bopper posters. :)

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