I’ve never been more aware of the generation gap between me and my parents than the other night when we were all watching Dancing With the Stars. While I suppose that I know that there is certain music they won’t know about because of our preferences, and well that thing called age, I’ve never really paid that much attention to the differences. Especially since I happen to like most of the music my parents like, and my parents tend to enjoy at least half of what I like.
Ah, but last Tuesday night, I got to have a good laugh at the age difference.
Drum roll please……
It was ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy. Gilles was psyched and as he expressed this, I busted up laughing. But only me. My parents were just looking at me wondering why I found it so funny. Then to have Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough get the song “Call Me, Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepson just added to the hilarious factor. So yeah, I had to explain both to my mother, though my father did know about the Carly song.
I was laughing so hard because I knew this song, though I have yet to actually watch the music video for “Gangnam Style”. I know enough to find it funny. I know enough to be current with pop culture. And I finally am the one having to explain things to my parents instead of the other way around.
It’s weird, but it’s also kind of funny. I never really gave it much thought as to the gap in ages. I tend to relate to much older people, since I spent more time around adults than people my own age growing up. While I do tend to have my ‘young’ moments, I love my green nail polish…, I relate better to an older generation.
Except with some things. Then it’s all me and people with my age group.
And we like things Gangnam Style…. I think.
- ‘DWTS All-Stars’: Carrie Ann Inaba falls head over heels for Gilles (examiner.com)
- ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Gilles, Emmitt, Team ‘Call Me Maybe’ top leaderboard (mercurynews.com)