I have to admit here, publicly, that I have become “that’ mom. I downloaded the Taylor Swift 1989 album for my toddler. Little Miss dances around the house singing the words without really knowing what they mean. All Little Miss knows is that “Shake it off” is fun to dance and sing along to.
I’m also an ‘awesome mom’ (her words) for getting her the song and playing it on repeat. Literally 4,5 even 6 times in a row. Kids love repetition. She loves “Shake it off”. So we listen to it over and over and over again.
I cringe a little when she sings every word: “my ex man brought his new girlfriend she’s like oh my god but I’m just gonna shake and to the fella over there with the hella good hair”. But then I find myself singing the words and bopping my head and just succumb to the fact that I am “that” mom and maybe I do like Taylor Swift; just a little.