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What I want to be when I grow up

hannah-montana.jpg We are still celebrating Christmas around here. I have taken down the decorations, but the presents continue. My brother and his wife are coming in this weekend to draw the season to a close. Sunday, we celebrated with the hubby’s mom. She has started a tradition of taking Lily with her to shop for presents. You just never know what she is going to pick.

This year, she could not stop talking about how she had picked out a Hannah Montana guitar. Actually this was how the conversation went on Saturday after shopping

Lily: Mimi says what I picked out should be a surprise.

Mom and Dad: Well, then you probably shouldn’t tell us. We will just find out tomorrow when you open your present.

Lily: Well, if you guessed it wouldn’t be me telling you.

Mom and Dad: That’s OK sweetie, we will just wait until tomorrow.

Lily: No, guess

Mom and Dad: I don’t know a Barbie, a game, something Disney princess?

Lily: No, it’s a musical instrument.

Mom and Dad: A piano

Lily: No, it has strings.

How’s that for keeping it a surprise? She says, “It’s a Hannah Montana guitar!” Now I am getting a little nervous because I realize I may be the only person on earth, but I am not that familiar with Hannah Montana (I missed that Oprah). All I know is that she is loved by teens and tweens. Although Lily is 4 going on 13, she is only 4. So I am not sure I want her loving a tween superstar. As the night goes on, she can’t stop talking about this thing. She even thanks God for it during her prayers. At this point, she doesn’t even own the thing yet!

So we head over to Mimi’s for Christmas and I finally set eyes on this toy. It is a guitar that plays Hannah Montana songs and has a microphone that attaches to it so you can string along. The guitar even has a strap for full effect. So I have been listening to Hannah Montana songs for 2 days now. I must admit, they are pretty catchy. And Lily doesn’t really care about the actual Hannah Montana. I did discover after watching my DVR’d Oprah that she is actually quality teen star (which I pray continues in this sad, sad, Britney world). Either way, Lily doesn’t want to be Hannah Montana.

Oh no, Lily told me today, she wants to be a rockstar when she grows up. Me too sweetie, me too.

Comments

  1. Oh yes, I am the coolest mom in the world. I scored Hannah Montana tickets and went to see the concert with my daughter (who is 5) in December. It was actually a pretty good concert. The Jonas brothers opened for her and the noise was ear piercing. Imagine your daughters screaming and times that by 50,000. The best part? I paid face value for the tickets—I probably could have got lots of money for them but then I wouldn’t be cool. Enjoy the music–it actually is pretty catchy. I know most of them now. “Let’s go GNO, let go…” Ha-ha.

  2. Do I see a Music Monday- Hannah Montana next week?? My niece got a Cheetah Girls keyboard and it was at my house for only 2 hours and I wanted to pull my hair out by the roots because it was so annoying. I’m glad that the HM guitar is better.

  3. Clare told me after her big sleep over that she “was ashamed to say she watched Hannah Montana” at the sleep over…those exact words. I asked her why, and if she liked her. She said she just liked the songs she heard. I figured the show was way too above her age, so never thought about it. After watching Oprah though I didn’t feel too edgey about her seeing it.

  4. marlee says:

    What a sweet post!

    My daughter is only 16 months, but I know it won’t be long before I’m dealing with the same thing!

  5. My 3-year-old still watches Curious George & Dora – I’m trying to keep it that way as long as I can. Not really because there is anything wrong with Hannah Montana – it seems like a pretty innocent show/character/pop star. I just find the cartoon monkey less annoying……….

  6. Sounds like Guitar Hero is in your future!

  7. adventuremom says:

    Well if Hanna Montana ends up knocked up in the next few weeks watch out for those tween shows. I am so glad Zoe101 got canceled. I am so scared having a girl. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & SpongeBob can’t end up preggo :)

  8. Sad to say, I have heard of Hannah Montana, but I wouldn’t know her if I walked into her. My oldest is 6, so I guess she is still young to really get into her. I am sure, soon enough, the “tween” stars will become part of my everyday vocabulary. For now, I will be happy to be on a first name basis with Curious George and all the Disney Princesses.

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