Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Out of the Loop

During my six years of teaching, I've worked really hard to stay in-the-know. I watch news clips of American Idol. I hop into conversations about Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. I even nod along when my kids tell me about their favorite tv show/movie/band.

But I had to put my foot down somewhere. And that somewhere was Justin Bieber. Not my style, not my taste, not my kind of music. But what does Justin Bieber have to do with me being out of the loop? I obviously know who he is. Well...

Each week I send home a weekly newsletter on Fridays. This helps my families stay organized and to know what's coming up the next week. However, a couple years in I noticed the newsletters weren't being read a lot so I decided to do something to get more readership. I found myself a package of Mad Gabs and scoured through them trying to find a nice easy one to start. Fast forward four years...

Well, it turns out those Mad Gabs are the hot ticket. They look forward to them each week and now I've even been told they're getting too easy. And this past week's was no exception. So when I handed the newsletter out at the end of the day and all the kids were in the hallway saying, "It's so easy." "Bieber..." "It's Justin Bieber."

To which I confidently responded, "No, it's NOT Justin Bieber."

"Yes it is."

"No it's not, read it to me."

"Never say never."

"Right, that doesn't say Justin Bieber!"

"No, Mrs. D, it's a song BY Justin Bieber!"