It started out as a joke.
“Mom could I just stay home from school today?” Rocky asked.
“No.” I replied.
“Why not? Just this once?” Rocky begged.
And this is what came out of my mouth, “In the words of Taylor Swift, cuz you don’t know what you don’t know!”
“What?” Rocky bellowed, “Don’t quote Taylor Swift.”
I have also found that there are plenty of situations that I could bestow some of Taylor Swift’s powerful insights into life onto my growing boys…ya know, seeing that it was so well received.
Like the time that Kevin was teasing Marc…
“Mom tell Kevin to cut it out!” Marc demanded.
I quickly replied
Kevin stopped harassing Marc and said, “Mom, stop quoting Taylor Swift.”
“Yeah mom, it’s so annoying.” Marc chimed in.
Through the years it has become a joke in our house. The boys say something. I reply with a quote from Taylor Swift, met with an eye roll, a sigh, some laughter and an in unison demand…
“MOM, STOP QUOTING TAYLOR SWIFT!”
I mean, I would but there are so many song lyrics that seem to fit any occasion.
I would boys, I really would, but…