Friday, August 10, 2007

Who are we talking about?

Kristie: So, kids, what did you learn in school today?

Kellen: Mom, did you know they used to call Elvis Presley the King?

Kristie: Yeah, I did know that. (pause) You learned that in school today?

Kellen: No, I just learned it.

Kristie, {thinking well, might as well try to squeeze in a little pop culture trivia as well}: That’s right, Elvis was called the King. But do you guys know who was called the King of Pop?

Brayden: Pop like soda?

Kristie: No, pop music.

Kendrie: What is pop music?

Kristie: You know, popular music … like, rock and roll …..

Kellen: Like pop rocks, the candy?

Kristie: No, like top 40 stuff …. Current music …. Just, you know …. pop {finishes weakly, realizing her kids listen to Radio Disney and Monsters of Rock, pretty much exclusively, and they have no idea what "pop" actually means} Anyway, it was Michael Jackson.

Brayden: Who?

Kristie: Michael Jackson

Kellen: I thought he was a basketball player.

Kristie: No, that’s Michael Jordan. I’m talking about Michael JACKSON.

Kendrie: I thought he was a president.

Kristie: No, you’re thinking of ANDREW Jackson. I’m talking about Michael Jackson. It was funny, really, because he was the King of Pop, and Elvis was the King, and Elvis had a daughter named Lisa-Marie and she MARRIED Michael Jackson ---- so the daughter of the King married the King of Pop, isn’t that weird? …. I wonder if they had stayed married, what their kids would have been called?

Moment of silence

Kellen: Who are we talking about?

Kristie: Never mind.

10 comments:

~*~Snappz~*~ said...

Cute :o)

Kristie, you have such gorgeous kids!

Deb said...

That is hilarious!!! You guys "rock" ha!

Kylie said...

Hehe, I love it!!!

Speaking of Disney, are you're kids counting down to the premiere of High School Musical 2 as excitedly as I am hehehe??

Never mind the fact I am in Australia and won't see it apart from snippits on *cough* Youtube *cough* until like a month after you guys see it next week....And never mind the fact that I just turned 20 and am still excited over a Disney movie...eep...

Kylie from Australia

Anonymous said...

I think this is the point at which a parent starts to feel officially old.

Dixie in CA

Dayna said...

OMG. I have had so many of these moments recently. Doodle called a type writer an old fashioned computer. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kristie,

Ha ha, that was pretty amusing!! It reminded me of some of the conversations I have had in the past with my kid's. We really had
some conversations pretty similar to yours! They are pretty knowledgeable about 60's/70's stuff now, my son even said once something like 'they don't write them like that any more'! Even though he is a fan of much of the new stuff, he just appreciates the good old songs, my daughter too!
Your photo's are fantastic!
Take care,
Love Angela

Melissa in CA said...

Oh...my...gosh! That was so hilarious! I love it! And THAT'S why I check your blog! Other than the fact that you always leave us hanging on something and we can't wait to read what happened next...any novel deals yet?!

Leeann said...

LOL!
My son Chris asked about Michael Jackson yesterday but he wanted to know why he wasn't in jail. lol

I had no good answer. ;-)

Leeann
niccofive.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Kristie...here's a Michael Jackson story for ya:

I teach 1st grade and one morning one the girls on my class was singing "Billie Jean" - I was wondering where she might have learned that when suddenly she burst into tears. I eventually got to the bottom of it..she had said that she'd like to marry Michael Jackson. The boy across from her had rightly informed her that Michael Jackson would be dead by the time she was old enough to get married and she found that thought upsetting!

Melissa said...

Kristie...here's a Michael Jackson story for ya:

I teach 1st grade and one morning one the girls on my class was singing "Billie Jean" - I was wondering where she might have learned that when suddenly she burst into tears. I eventually got to the bottom of it..she had said that she'd like to marry Michael Jackson. The boy across from her had rightly informed her that Michael Jackson would be dead by the time she was old enough to get married and she found that thought upsetting!