At the risk of aging myself, I must share yesterday's playground incident with the young Moms (early 20's) at AJ's playgroup.
I was sitting with these
girls that could be my daughters Moms talking about our kids and the conversation somehow turned to the boyband, New Kids on The Block. This is how it went:
1st Mom: Wow! Did you hear NKOTB were here not long ago?
2nd Mom: Yeah! Oh, I would have loved to see them!
2nd Mom: Ohilda, do you like NKOTB?
ME: (Quickly thinking that my almost 15 year old Amanda loved them!) Umm...yeah. I remember them! (making it seem like it was not that long ago that I had a teen idol)
1st Mom: Who'd you like most growing up?
ME: (wishing the return of Jesus would be that very instant!) ME? Umm....oh, you guys probably don't like him.
1st and 2nd Mom: (in unison) Oh, c'mon! I'm sure we do!
ME: (Finally giving in) Well, to tell you the truth, I pretty much just existed so I could belong to Donny Osmond.
1st and 2nd Mom (again in unison and rather loud!): DONNY WHO???
ME: (releasing a big sigh) "AJ! Be careful, Honey! You're gonna fall! Here let me help you." (walking away feeling ancient).
So, for all those other ancient Mamas out there that remember having wonderful memories of my teenage heartthrob, Donny Osmond, join in the memories!
As a teenager, I had this poster hanging right next to my bed so when I rolled over (my bed was against a wall) I'd stare into his eyes!)
With of course, a million other posters covering my walls.
I thought my heart would literally stop beating when my Mom gave me Donny Osmond sheets that came with this pillowcase:
Donny turned out to be a great, Godly man with a beautiful family.
So, I don't know where it was that I went from lovin' this good guy hearththrob:
To this "Bad Boy" heartthrob:
I leave you with some of my favorite Donny Osmond songs in the background! Feel free to share your teenage heartthrobs in the comments section. Truly, after yesterday, I don't think you could out-age me!
By the way, because I love you guys, I threw in a David Cassidy and a Bobby Sherman song, too!