Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Upped my Mom Status to Rad

Where does a mother of two boys, aged eight and eleven, take her sons for entertainment? Chuck E. Cheese? No. Book reading at a library? Nope. Theme park? Negatory. Baseball game? Not even close. Speed metal gig in a seedy joint in a questionable part of town? Certainly! And stop looking at me like that. I feel it's important to introduce my children to such lyrics as "AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRHEEHHHHEEGGGG" and "LLOOOOOGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH" and "AAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGG" and maybe "kfliiggfflip" even when they're all strung together like that because of the iconic representations that hold particular conventional meanings. Also? It has a funky beat that you can really ska out too. Even though my boys were decked out in their long black shorts, Vans, and SRH t-shirts (that would be Support Radical Habits because I totally do) I did manage to keep them out of the mosh pit. And by keep out I mean making them stand with their mommy. Should it concern me that Boy-Child#2 liked the fact that he could scream during the show and no one could hear him? More importantly, who will sponsor my sign language courses now that I'm completely deaf? You? How 'bout you? Will I have anyone to blame but myself when they one day come home with tribal tattoos, stakes through their ears and OHMYGOD, CD's of this? Who am I kidding. Kids don't buy CDs anymore! They download to their iPods, duh mom! Gaaawwhhhd.

When their set was done, my boys high fived the band members and I hugged a very sweaty drummer*. And the audience was all, "Dude. Who's the mom?". Then we left before the next band came on. Because, did I mention I'm deaf? What?

*My best friend's son and very talented drummer. I've been his pseudo-auntie for 16 years. Gotta support the team even though I was all "you call this music"?

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My horoscope for today:

Libra ~ Listen to that nagging voice in your head, now -- it's actually the voice of wisdom.

Huh. And all this time I thought it was my mother. And who do all of the other nagging voices belong too?

22 comments:

Madame Queen said...

You are one cool mom! I can't wait til Bubba's just a leetle older so I can take him to his first rock show. I SRH, too!

Lisa Milton said...

Give us a few years, and we'll be doing the same. Can't wait.

Melissa said...

It's official. You are the best. Mom. Ever. Today.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Above and beyond. You are definitely a mom extraordinnaire.

My boys (17 & 15) went to see a teammates band play at an under 18 club a couple of weeks ago. Younger son crowd-surfed. Without a helmet!

JCK said...

You are DA MOM!

Can you hear me? Hello, HELLO TOOTSIE? I'm on that deaf sponsoring thing right now!

Jennifer H said...

Not everyone can write lyrics like that, you know. It's an art, so don't hate on that kind of poetry. Geez.

Seriously, you're a very cool mom. Do the boys know that?

stu said...

Good job Tootsie.

Huh?

I SAID GOOD JOB TOOTSIE!

Hot Moms are always welcome at metal gigs.

-Stu

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I'M GOING TO YELL SO YOU CAN HEAR ME.

YOU ARE THE GREATEST MOM EVAH!

Flea said...

Just for you:
http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/

My boys head to ear shattering events such as those (and monster truck rallies) with their father. He sucks it up and puts on a brave face for those things.

OHmommy said...

WHen do boys graduate out of Legos?

WTG... cool mommy. What kind of shoes does one where to this venue. I need to take notes. :)

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

That's too funny.

And, I'm totally forwarding that Libra quote to my Hubby. Cause that voice would be MINE!

Marie said...

Alas, I'm an Aries.

As far as the cool mom thing, I don't understand why my husband, who is covered in tattoos, says that his kids can't get any tattoos or piercings until they leave the house. I've got their permission slips all set, and they're only four and two and fetal!

LaskiGal said...

Cool and Mom in the last sentence. Good to know. The sacrifice (your hearing) might just be worth it . . .

Jan said...

I had two daughters, one would go to the drags with me, the other wouldn't. I didn't take either one to rock concerts, but I think they both would have done that. I lost me hearing from too many rock concerts and drag races, but I wouldn't have missed them for the world.

Groovy Mom said...

I'm a Libra too! I'm listening to that nagging voice in my head, and I'm quite aware that it's wisdom, but I'm ignoring it because I'm going through a rebellious phase. I'll probably wish I'd listened later on.

Angie said...

Did you get into the mosh pit? A bunch of sweaty teenage boys rubbing up against me doesn't sound THAT bad...

KEEP BELIEVING

EatPlayLove said...

Sounds way better than Hannah Montana, that's what's in my future with 2 girls. Thank goodness, she'll be washed up in 5 years.

I took both of my girls to see MY favorite musician this weekend, it was so amazing to see my older daughter dancing and singing to real music, not just the Ariel soundtrack!

Sue said...

I think it is probably worth the hearing aids to be the coolest mom on the block! You rock!

Nap Warden said...

You are so cool!

Karen said...

You are the coolest of cool moms. But if you're ever wanting to embarrass them a bit, take them back and wear very visible earp protection. That would just be funny.

Nora Bee said...

You really are the coolest mom around. Awesome.

Cheri said...

You ARE cool.

All Libras are. **Patting self on back for being a Libra.**