And I don't mean it like 'they saved their allowance to purchase the television'. I mean it like 'you never ever get to watch anything that you want to watch, ever.'
Well, if you just said yes, then have a seat, honey! You're in good company.
I haven't gotten to choose the channel since the hanging chad incident during the Bush/Gore election. So now, when the conversation turns to television, I suddenly feel like Paris Hilton trying to talk shop with a couple of biochemical engineers. Huh? What? Who?
When you have little kids, watching their television shows is nothing short of torturous. One word: Elmo.
When Bailey was going through her Elmo stage, I started involuntarily referring to myself in the third person. Mommy loves you. Mommy doesn't think that's very nice. Mommy needs HER bottle now.
But then something changed. Bailey grew up, and so did her taste in television.
Barney was replaced with Drake & Josh. The Wiggles were replaced with Hannah Montana. And Dora was replaced with iCarly. BIG IMPROVEMENT.
And these shows started to grow on me. I'm embarrassed to admit how many times I've said, "Have you seen the new High School Musical movie? It's awesome! That Fabulous song is fabulous!"
Hey, we make the best of what we're given.
One of Bailey's favorite actresses is Victoria Justice, star of the Nick Jr. hit show Victorious.
I first saw Victoria Justice on Zoey 101 several years ago. I felt sorry for her when Jamie Lynn Spears got pregnant and Nick decided to quietly cancel the show. Pfft. Like we're not going to read about it in US Weekly next week!
Then I saw Victoria Justice kick some serious booty as a boxer on iCarly. Let's just say that I wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley, if you know what I mean.
Not only is she an adorable actress, but the girl can sing, too! In fact, she's so good, she doesn't just sing; she SANGS.
So imagine my excitement when Victoria's people gave me two tickets to her concert to give away!
Let's recap: Victoria Justice talked to some people who talked to somebody who talked to me. That's only three degrees of separation! You're welcome, Bailey. Enjoy this moment, baby - this is as close to cool as your Mama's ever gonna get.
If you win the tickets, pick your show from these two remaining dates. Your tickets will be at will-call on the day of the show.
Here's the dates and locations:
Sep 10 - Salt Lake City, UT/ Utah State Fair
Sep 14 - Allegan, MI/ Allegan County Fair
Do you know anybody who lives in Utah or Michigan? Then HOOK.THEM.UP.
All you have to do is leave a comment on the Facebook status about this contest.
Any comment is fine: why you love Victoria Justice, how annoying Elmo is or just a :). Seriously, people - it's a random drawing, so there's no points for creativity.
Oh, and it's totally fine to enter the contest for somebody else who lives near one of the shows. If you win, just tell me what name to leave the tickets under, and voilà! - early Christmas present. Who will be the favorite aunt then? Huh, huh?
Contest ends on Monday, September 10th at Noon EST. The winner will be notified directly by email and I'll post the winner on Facebook. Good luck!
Click the Facebook icon to go to the Werdyab Blog Facebook page. Leave any comment on the status about this contest and you are entered to win! It's that easy.