Today’s challenge is: “If each decade of your life was represented by a pop song, what would they be?”
1970s: “You Light Up My Life,” by Debby Boone – ’cause I’d like to think that was what my mother was thinking after she gave birth to me – instead of what she was actually thinking which was probably, “damn….that really hurt.”
1980s: “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” by Chicago. I’m eternally grateful to my parents for not killing me during the first ten years of my life. I was a real stinker with a knack for embarrassing my parents whenever possible. I’d like to tell you I apologized but the truth is, I never did. I’d like to tell you it was hard to say sorry, but the truth is, I never was sorry.
1990s: “The Love Shack,” by The B-52s – this song doesn’t really describe my life that decade. If it did, I’d have some serious explaining to do. It does, however, remind me of a time during one of my classes (don’t ask me which one, I wasn’t paying attention) where this kid was passing me notes with the lyrics of this song on it. It was a cruel joke on his part because he was trying to convince me that he a crush on me when I knew for a fact he didn’t. Fortunately because I knew it was a joke, I laughed my butt off about it. Still do.
2000 – 2010: “So What?” by Pink. I left my now ex-husband in 2008 and this song describes exactly how I felt at that time. I felt empowered every time I heard it.
2010-2015: “F**kin’ Perfect,” by Pink. I gave birth to my first child in 2012 and my second child in 2013 and this song is exactly how I feel about both of them. But that’s easy to say right now, they’re not teenagers and they’re still learning how to talk. Guess we’ll see how I feel when puberty hits. Pretty sure my opinions won’t change too much.
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