Ok ok.... I will have to admit. For the LONGEST TIME (just like with Barbie) I could not STAND Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus (yes I know they're the same person), Jonas Brothers, Wizards of Waverly Place... all those new hip teen sensations (Justin Bieber *gag*). I didn't want Alanna watching the TV shows. Didn't want to buy the dolls, backpacks, lunchboxes, toys, fake hairpieces, clothes, movies, NOTHING.
And then recently I realized (please don't laugh at me because it took me this long) that Miley and the Jonas Brothers and Justin.... they're the "modern day" equivalent of Nsync, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys.....
::sigh:: I know when I'm defeated. I do.
I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE watching the Mickey Mouse Club because I thought Justin Timberlake was SO STINKIN HOT. I even went and saw 2 Nsync concerts, bought a Hanson video tape for their Middle of Nowhere album (ok, I know I'm seriously going to get roasted for that one)...
I'm big enough to admit when I'm wrong.
I watched the Hannah Montana movie...
I didn't hate it.
I mean really is this:
Really that much better than this:
They're kinda the same. Well, not really the same... but are they any less.... teenybopper ish?
Other than the fact that I feel like an old fogey in saying I'm still partial to the music I listened to when I was younger (long live "I Want You Back" and "MmmBop" haha).... there's not a huge difference in music. Just the people. Obviously my models got older and could no longer be considered teenybopper anymore so they had to be replaced.
My parents probably hated Nsync and Hanson just as much as I can't stand Justin Bieber and Jonas brothers (sorry Mom and Dad!). I had my walls covered in Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Mike Vitar, Jonathan Brandis, Brian Austin Green, Taylor Hanson, and Justin Timberlake. I was just as bad as all these tween and teen girls are today. Excuse me while I go hang my head in shame.
Heck, even in my 20s I had a live sized cardboard cut out of Orlando Bloom as Legolas, a poster of him on my wall, and a 12 inch tall motion activated talking Jack Sparrow doll (hey that thing was awesome, you hush).
I guess we've all got a bit of teeny bopper in us. Don't be ashamed, you know you do too. So while you're sitting there thinking of how much you can't stand listening to Miley sing "Party in the USA" just remember how often you replayed "Hit Me Baby One More Time". If you think your ears are going to bleed if you have to hear one more Justin Bieber song (believe me, mine are close) you just have to think of all the times you danced in front of the TV trying to be NSYNC.
Remember the saying? Put yourself in their shoes? You were there already. :-P