Life with a teenager (13 going on 20!) is 80% irritation, 15% aggravation and 5% amusing observation. Count this as among the slim fun moments.
The Teen was on the computer roaming around YouTube, seeking videos for songs she likes. I stepped into the room with some clean laundry to put away. I heard Phil Collins playing. He was singing one of my favorite songs, so I started to sing along (horribly offkey, of course).
Well I remember, I remember don’t worry
How could I ever forget, its the first time, the last time we ever met
The Teen snapped at me. “HOW do YOU know this song!”
I grinned. “It’s Phil Collins. In the Air Tonight. Awesome song.”
In The Air Tonight then vanished in The Air That Night. I have yet to hear it since.
Nothing makes a cool song uncool faster than a grownup knowing it.