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.
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.)
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.