When your Mom loves the 80s, she makes you listen to 80s music.
She regales you with stories of the fun she had in the 80s.
She astonishes you with her knowledge of 80s trivia, 80s movies, 80s history and of course, 80s fashion.
She has talked to you about everything from Cyndi Lauper to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, from the Miracle on Ice to BandAid.
You have heard it all.
Now if you are any normal teenager, you might just roll your eyes. You might want to scream when your Mom brings up random tidbits from this decade.
But then there are teenagers who, unbeknownst to their Mom, become taken in by the 80s,swept away if you will.
Teenagers who see something like this on Pinterest, and squeal with delight:
As that 80s loving mother, you are amazed when your teenager tells her friends that she would rather not see the new Footloose movie because, "Why would anyone think they could replace Kevin Bacon?"
As that 80s loving mother, you think, "Oh mercy, what have I done?"
I didn't see it coming. I'm surely not stuck in a time warp. I've changed with the times, I just have a fondness for the 80s, that's all.
When that teenager tells you she wants to dress up as Madonna for the Halloween dance at school, you have to embrace it, right? After all, are you not the one who instilled this love of all things 80s in her?
So tell me, how did I do?
Ok, I did give her Madonna's mole. It was a necessary detail. That earring in her left ear? Yeah, it's authentic...mine, circa 1985.
(Look at that smile....she just got her braces off last week.)
Now oddly enough, I didn't keep my rubber bracelets. Luckily, I was able to find some online, 48 of them to be exact!
I made her strike this pose ala Madonna from her Lucky Star video.
(On a side note: I had to laugh because she was worried about being inappropriate by wearing the rosary beads. I had to remind her that she is not Olivia, she is Madonna. LOL)
She tells me this was her most favorite costume ever. It's probably best I don't comment on that!
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