A Sacrifice I Will Make For My Children

For the next ten years I am going to exclusively listen to jazz and classical music-- no rock or punk-- so that my kids have the opportunity to disparage my lame and antiquated ways, and so that they have something to rebel against . . . you can't really enjoy Black Flag and The Misfits and AC/DC if your dad likes them too.

8 comments:

eric said...

I will never forget the Saturday moring when I awoke to my father listening to Clapton's "Cocaine" and thought I was dreaming.

zman said...

You should exclusively listen to "One of These Days" over and over and over.

rob said...

you realize the boys are on the road to becoming huge lady gaga and justin bieber fans, right? not that there's anything wrong with that.

Terrence said...

let's just hope they don't do anything too crazy when they do rebel against you...like get a Cult tattoo or something.

C'est Moi said...

Or cover it up with a Ween one...

Dave said...

good point. maybe it's best if they don't rebel.

Igor said...

Kids rebel by doing the exact opposite of their parents, so expect Alex and Ian to be teetotaling, clean-shaven teenagers who hate music and books, love cable television, defer to other people's wisdom, and bathe often.

Dave said...

that's a well crafted sentence there, igor, with a funny (but completely fictional) punch line.

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