April 13, 2010

BUBLE IS MY BIEBER

Ten years ago, date night meant dinner at the hottest spot, dancing, drinks and subsequently a gnarly hangover the next morning (or afternoon, really).

Alas, life is a little different now and my date nights have turned in to two hour increments in the middle of the afternoon (while said child responsible for perma-stubble on my legs spends time with his grandparents). I love my new life... I do. Though, like Steve Carrell and Tina Fey's character in "Date Night," a little adventure is craved every now and again... as long as I can get some sleep before Baby-Ko wakes up at the crack of dawn and wants to watch "Sid the Science Kid" 17 hundred times in a row. Hey, Sid, what do ya say? Whatcha wanna learn today?

ANYWAY, these days I'm admittedly less put together and hip than I used to be. In fact, the other day when I saw this post on The Frisky-- 32 Signs You're Not a Hipster Anymore, the reality of my all things mom status really set in. Not only am I also creeped out by those American Apparel ads, but when browsing through Urban Outfitters and trying to decide if I could pull off a little romper and booties at my next play date, I finally realized that I too can no longer shop there. (Honestly, would it kill them to turn down the music??).

The point is: My taxes are filed, my boots are flat, there are Cheerios in my bed, and let's call a spade a spade: black leggings are the new mom jean. I'm just not that cool anymore.

I'm not completely out of touch though-- I mean, I know what's cool. I know what's hip. I know who's hot. That said, these days...
I'd much rather make out with The Buble than "The Bieber."


8 comments:

Sadie said...

This is so funny and I love the way you wrote it. I too am guilty of having cheerios in my bed although my girls are a little older AND we still have never left them for a proper date night after ten years!

Pathetic, believe me I KNOW!!

Sadie at heyMamas.com

Vanessa said...

Horray for Buble!!

He's such a good singer AND a hottie!

Both great Canadian singers but Buble will win it every time!

Vanessa

J-Ko From The Block said...

Thanks for reading Sadie and Vanessa!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Mmmm, Buble .... I love that pic of you (you two?) by the way. :)

Michelle said...

I think I'm old enough to be Justin Beiber's mom. Well, maybe not, but still. Ew. Besides, my kids sing that "Baby" song 24-7. Ew. Ew. Ew.

And, now I need to read this list from The Frisky. I should probably have a glass of wine handy...I'm sure I'll be sad once I read it. Ha ha ha!

lenadavie said...

I'm glad I happened by your blog and saw this post! As a Mom of a 2-year old with another on the way, I definitely feel un-hip most of the time. It's hard to feel and look cool when you have a baby on one hip, your hair in a ponytail and snot on your sleeve.

And I love Buble, too!

Susan Campbell Cross said...

Hey--I think you are very hip! What's cooler than a bed full of Cheerios? LOL I got a chance to see Michael Buble at a taping of Dancing with the Stars--he's waaaaay cuter than Justin Bieber! Plus...he's legal. What am I saying??? I'm married! Although I do think he was singing directly to me :) I'll put a link to a post I wrote about that night, check it out if you have time!

--Susan (Secrets of a Suburban Soccer Mom)

http://secretsofasuburbansoccermom.blogspot.com/2009/11/dancing-with-stars-sitting-in-audience.html

Susan Campbell Cross said...

Hey--I think you are very hip! What's cooler than a bed full of Cheerios? LOL I got a chance to see Michael Buble at a taping of Dancing with the Stars--he's waaaaay cuter than Justin Bieber! Plus...he's legal. What am I saying??? I'm married! Although I do think he was singing directly to me :) I'll put a link to a post I wrote about that night, check it out if you have time!

--Susan (Secrets of a Suburban Soccer Mom)

http://secretsofasuburbansoccermom.blogspot.com/2009/11/dancing-with-stars-sitting-in-audience.html