You do Bon Iver. We do Taylor Swift.

I’ve seen friends go to many concerts this summer, including The Black Keys, The National and Sufjan Stevens. While I’m a fan of each, I have a secret. One I’ve been playing down for quite awhile now because it’s just not “cool.”

My girls love Taylor Swift.

And I mean L! O! V! E! Taylor Swift. They’ve been huge fans for years. Alaina has her CDs and Cami was 2 years old singing “Love Story” in the car.

Go ahead. Say what you will.  You can make those disapproving faces and laugh about my girls liking Taylor Swift’s music. But I can’t fault two little girls for liking the music of a young woman who sings fun and pretty songs. And I won’t make them feel like they aren’t cool because they love it either.

So on Friday night my mom and I took the girls to see Taylor Swift in concert in Indy.

"Girls Night" according to Cami

And let me tell you: It was wonderful. It really was a great concert. My mom and I danced and sang with the girls and spent a priceless evening together. (Not once did I worry about what Taylor Swift was going to wear or sing or say in front of my 8 and 5 year old girls. That’s saying something.)

Alaina sees Taylor Swift for the first time. And freaks!

Me & Cami

And while I’m sure I would have been “cooler” going to the recent Bon Iver concert, I’m not trying to impress you anymore. No more justifying why I bought the tickets to make it seem like it was no big deal. 

Because it was a big deal. My girls think I’m cool. And that’s all that matters.

One thought on “You do Bon Iver. We do Taylor Swift.

  1. punkinmama

    Alaina looks like she might just stop breathing! So glad everyone had a great time! Being cool in your kids’ eyes? Coolest thing ever. But I also don’t think there’s anything uncool about Taylor Swift. Given all the other choices for young girls to listen to and L!O!V!E!, Taylor seems like an excellent choice!

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