Today is my cousin’s birthday, and some of my family got together for dinner at my grandma’s house to celebrate. My cousin turned 11.
She received a poster book of Justin Bieber and CDs by Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers. (She also mentioned Miley Cyrus. Someone needs to help my cousin….seriously.)
My mom mentioned that we all have one of “those” bands/groups/teen idols when we’re that age. Mine was New Kids on the Block. I saw them in 2008 with one of my best friends…and it was pretty awesome even 20 years after we first saw NKOTB. I had to come to terms that Claire’s “idol” is Justin Bieber, even if the kid is ridiculous.
My mom’s group was the Beatles.
I’m so jealous that she had the Beatles to look up to. NKOTB just doesn’t sound as cool when I have to tell my future kids about my teen obsession.