Friday, May 15, 2009

Flashback Friday

I need a laugh today, so I thought I'd do my flashback Friday post and then share two conversations I had with the girls yesterday.

A loooooong time ago, I used to be in love with Michael Jackson. There, I said it. Ok, and by "in love" I mean, obsessed. I had the records (btw, my fifth graders have NO clue what records are), the Pepsi cans with his image, the parachute pants, the buttons...I even had THE GLOVE! When my niece, who is just a couple of years younger than me, and I would play, we would fight over who could pretend to be married to him! We would practice his dance moves, and scream during Thriller. Now, mind you, this was when he had his original nose, hair, and skin color. But one obsessed girl I was! (I relate it to Hannah Montana or High School Musical fanatics now, which, I just don't get!)

I even went so far as to having a Michael Jackson birthday party complete with a MJ head cake. No, not three-dimensional...Charm City Cakes wasn't around back then! Just a flat cake shaped like his head! It was totally rad!! I would rather die than show you the picture, I mean, I couldn't find the picture, so you'll just have to visualize this chubby blonde chick with a wave hairdo and pink framed unicorn glasses, sporting some denim jams and a MJ t-shirt holding up a cake. Ok, that image right there made my whole day a lot funnier!

So, my flashback friends...I give you Micael Jackson this week. Admit it...how many of you were fans? Did you sport the glove and jacket? DISH!



P.S. If he weren't such a weirdo...I'd still be in love!


OK, gotta share these before I forget...
On the way home from the sitter we were talking. It went a little something like this...
Me: Did either of you have time-outs today?
Laney:
YES! Abby did because she took some of my fings. (translation: things)

Me:
Oh, no! Abby, did you do that?

Abby:
Yes, but Laney had a time-out too! (Notice her James Bond technique of drawing my attention elsewhere?)

Me:
You did too, Laney?
Laney: NO!
Abby:
Well, I member seeing her in time-out last night! (Translation: the other day)

Me: Ahh, so Laney didn't have a time-out today? Because, if not, that doesn't count.
Abby:
Oh. No time-outs TODAY.


Wherein, Abby's tactic worked. I got sidetracked enough we didn't really talk about why she got in trouble. Stinker.

Ok, second conversation...last night we were all cleaning and picking up the house. For the record, the girls really do a great job at helping. They have to be redirected about 1,000 times, but they still really do help!

Me: Ok, Abby, put that on top of the toy box, please.
Abby walks over to the toy box, where for some reason a stool was sitting.
Laney: ON THE TOYBOX, ABBY! ON THE TOYBOX, ABBY! (Yes, Laney is bossy!)
Abby tosses the item on the stool, on the toy box.

Laney:
...ON THE TOYBOX, ABBY! *sigh* Or the stool, whatever.


OH MY...she sounds like me!!!

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your flashback, we couldn't watch Thriller at our house, it would always scare Robby.
And I love the girls conversations, of course.
Mimi

Anonymous said...

I ALSO NEEDED A LAUGH TODAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND I SMILE EVEN MORE WHEN I THINK OF TIFF AND YOU PLAYING MICHAEL JACKSON SONGS AND DANCING AND PRETENDING WITH GAMES,SONGS ,ONE GLOVE,THAT HE WAS MAGICIAL. YOU ALSO USED TO HIDE YOUR EYES WHEN SOME PARTS OF THRILLER CAME ON,DO YOU REMEMBER,COME ON NOW FESS UP.I LOVED AND MISS THEM DAYS WHEN LIFE WAS GOOODDDD. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. LOVE YOU VERY MUCH,MOM SADLER.......SIDE NOTE....I WISH ALL OF MY CHILDREN WERE SMALL AGAIN, THAT WAS THE HAPPIEST TIME OF MY LIFE.P.S REMEMBER,LIFE ISN"T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS, BUT LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.

Anonymous said...

I had a fake MJ Red Leather Jacket and the glove!!!! I won't admit to "Loving" him, but I did have a small crush. I was in love with Jon BonJovi and Ritchie Sambora "for sure", "Like you know" A little valley girl to really flash back.

Lynnette

Joyful Mom said...

Oh my gosh--that is hilarious. You WERE a total MJ fan :) Sorry, can't join in your fan club--I never liked the guy. He has always been a wee bit too weird for me. And I have never really liked men singers who sound like woman. But, I absolutely did get into some of that crazy fashion. Mmmm, even had the ONE glove--so seriously cool.

Love the conversations with the girls, too cute.

Chris and Sarah said...

"REMEMBER,LIFE ISN"T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS, BUT LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN." Your momma is a very wise woman!

OK, no crush on MJ here but I did listen to his music.

We LOVE records in our house and our kiddos beg daddy to put the records in and dance. We keep joking with Amaya that she will be the only child in school who will know what a record is.

I love your new pic you put on the top of your blog.

Maybe you should have a MJ party with the girls this weekend and you would all be laughing.

Mom Of Many said...

MJ?? OH my gracious. That is too funny.

I love the conversations with the girls...it must be soooo fun to have twins. What a hoot! Can't wait to meet them!! xo

IzzyBeth said...

I loved Michael Jackson too. And whether he is weird or not (he had a horrible childhood) I still hold out hope for a comeback. ;-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the flashback post! I SOOO remember those days when we played like we were married to him! I remember Jeremy had a Spider Man head on a stick or something that we would pretend was MJ and kiss it! Crack me up! Look, I won't deny it...I'm still a fan of MJ! Clarification: MJ music. Not Jesus Juice MJ...Beat It MJ! I got his CD box set of his greatest hits for my birthday this year and I LOVE them! Listen to them all the time! I totally rock out to Say, Say, Say on my way way way to work! And, I'm with Izzybeth...if he goes on tour around here...I'd pay big money to see that! After all, I paid 90 bucks to see NKOTB!!!

kristy