28 February 2013

A Mum Moment!

Partnered Post.

'Pink tickets? What tickets?' I asked, racking my brain.  Do you mean for a raffle?

My friend Sheila gave me 'the look' - you know the one you get when you're a mum and you don't know what someone's talking about and they look at you like you should and they're trying to be kind but they're exasperated.

'For your Birthday' she said.  I thought you might enjoy a night out so I got you pink tickets.'

Silence from me.  *Cue the eye roll* from her.

'Tickets to see 'Pink.'  You know 'Get the Party Started' - You used to like her.'

Aah. Oh.  The penny dropped.  'Pink.'  Why didn't she say that?

'Of course I would.  How delightful, thank you,' is what I'm saying, but, inside, what I'm thinking is thank Heavens for Mummy Plum's post about possibly being the only person not owning an Adele album and being out of touch with her old musical self since she'd had her children, because, right at that moment, it helped me feel less like a fool.

There is a hiatus when you have a baby, no doubt about it, about all sorts of things on all kinds of levels.

A sort of gap in the real you, the you you have come to know, in my case, way into my forties, and then you're taken over by this other, less organised person, less focused or 'together' soul who just doesn't 'get' much stuff.  The reason being, of course, you're not 'getting' enough sleep!

So I don't own an Adele album, and, yes I did and still like 'Pink.' I don't even own an ipod, but the seven year old does - bought by the same friend, Sheila, He likes to 'dock it' and blast out the Bee Gees which isn't actually helping to bridge the time warp.

I like music. I love dancing and it is, indeed, time to get that party started inside the real me again, because it is almost my Birthday, it's been almost four years since I had a baby and co-incidentally that long since 'Pink' has toured.

It doesn't really matter what colour the tickets are (or even that I remember the original by Shirley Bassey), I'm ready!


21 comments:

  1. Glad to know that the gaps in my musical repertoire have made you feel better about yours! I agree with everything you say...definitely time to get the party started again - and I think Pink will be ace. Doesn't she do all kinds of acrobatics as well?

    Thanks for linking to my post x

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    1. We just get lost in our own little baby world for a while and when we come up for air - things have moved on! My pleasure X

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  2. I don't own an Adele album and I've never heard of Pink, although I do have a jolly nice CD of George Formby. How come when I had my birthday this week my treat was a local vicar coming round to eat sausages?

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    1. I don't believe you re the music Anna but re the sausages - I bet it was a treat for him anyhow. You're not strict enough with your own vicar, that's how come! ;)

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  3. I've also wafted around in a Mum cloud not with music (I have the radio on all day long and it drip feeds into me even if I'm not actively listening) but with things the 'young'uns' get up to. Like when a young 20 something told me about POF or Plenty of Fish dating site and how she'd met so many blokes on it. I was engrossed in both her detail and the stories of her dates and asked her so many questions! Enjoy Pink. She's great and a fantastic role model - fiesty woman- for us all. Happy Birthday too xxx

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  4. PS: Did you see Pink on J Ross the other week? She said she realised she was in love with her husband when he threw up for her (to make her feel better because she'd been sick after too much booze). Yup. x

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    1. I imagine you waft around in an air of blissful sophistication all the time and I possess a similarly curious nature and love the radio. No I didn't see her - will try to catch up with that! I am SO going to miss you - it really makes my heart ache!

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  5. How exciting - I still love going to see live music, much to my childrens embarrassment!

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    1. I think I've forgotten what to do! ;)

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  6. Don't feel bad, I'm completely out of touch with music and I've got no excuse!

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    1. Oh I get used to feeling inadequate all the time!

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  7. O god i suffer from this the whole time... at least yours was excusable because i thought the same thing reading your post... pink tickets, they are raffle tickets until someone tells me otherwise. :)

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  8. I LOVE Pink! I so relate to this post (I should get an Adele album...) Have fun. The last concert I went to was Kylie (years and YEARS ago) and that was a pressie for my husband. Needless to say he loved it ;)

    Have fun!

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    1. Thank you - but the thought of it rekindles something doesn't it? I bet Kylie was fab, but like you say, more for him! Nice to see you here.

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  9. Seriously? You got tickets to see Pink? Fab! Bet You'll have a wicked time -I'm so rubbish with music now which is a tragedy given what I used to do. A partnered post very, very well done! X.

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    1. I can't believe you'll ever be rubbish at music - considering what you used to do! :)

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  10. George Formby? Waah haha! Soooo funny. Pink will be amazing. I've got tickets for Bruno Mars in October (jeez - £££!) and am v excited. My children are mortified!

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    1. My children LOVE Bruno Mars - he is good though - should be v sexy! ;)

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  11. Good for you! That's exactly where I am at the moment, ready to emerge from hibernation. Hope you have a fabulous time!

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    1. It must be like riding a bike, yes? Good luck Polly!

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