When you see your children in an environment that is not your own home, it's a bit confusing. Then, hopefully, it's surprisingly lovely.
We were at a party over the weekend and I saw/heard my kids playing some sort of "Wake the Mummy" game in a bounce house. I've never witnessed my daughter coax another child to rise from the dead and become a mummy. But boy oh boy was there a huge smile on her face. She loved this game. I mean, you get to count to 5 and she's a real pro at that.
Then, when the child who was playing the mummy got up, everyone jumped with glee and this one boy sang that line from that one song....every....single....time. Yes. That song. What line from what song?
"I'm sexy and I know it." Do you know how many times the kids played Mummy? And likewise do you know how many times we all heard this boy sing "I'm sexy and I know it?"
My daughter is not too familiar with that song (and for the record, I have nothing against it) but you have to understand how music works in our house. We don't listen to pop radio. No. My husband currently has just shy of 500 gigs of music on his hard drive. I'm serious. Come on over and burn whatever you want.
So after hearing it 87 times I wondered what she would do with those words.
Here's what: the next morning at breakfast she sings out, with a huge I-know-something-you-don't-know smile on her face, "I'm 15 and I know it!"