Taylor Swift

Last Saturday I drove my daughter Eden out to the beach to attend a friend’s birthday.  Terrible midday traffic and I was quickly very cranky. While she was at her party, I recovered from the traffic trauma by walking the Santa Monica Board Walk. The cool foggy beach was invigorating and full of joy: birds swooning. kids playing. families picnicking. bikers. skaters. wakers. surfers. jumpers. street artists. And so, so much more. We stayed down at the beach to eat lunch at our favorite restaurant. It was one of those perfect mother daughter moments where you stop and really appreciate what you have! Sitting next to us were two moms and their cute daughters all dressed in bright red complimented with red hair wraps. I asked Eden why she thought they were all dressed in red? She looked at me incredulously and said, “Mom, they are going to the Taylor Swift Red Concert!” “OH!” I responded. Yes, I had just heard that she sold out more nights at Staple Center than any other single recording artist.

Driving home again in terrible late afternoon gridlock we sat on the 405; I did everything to fight off traffic crankiness. Out of nowhere I asked Eden to go on line and see if you could get Taylor Swift tickets. 8 tickets were left on StubHub. It was 5:20pm and we got our two golden tickets to the Taylor Swift concert for later that evening.

Staples Center. Long T-shirt lines. Excitement. Cotton Candy. Cute little girls dressed in red. Women dressed in red. 15,000 Really Happy Fans. Red decor everywhere. Popcorn. Pretty light up signs. Candy Apples. Fresh air. Happiness. Joy. iPhones snapping away!

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This was the ultimate mother – daughter date. Taylor Swift and Staples Center together created a Safe Zone where teenage daughters appeared happy and comfortable next to their normally very embarrassing mothers.

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At 22, Taylor Swift is a bundle of musical talent. Two hours of teen love songs: with youthful lyrics but music and rhythm for all. While we did not partake in the RED wardrobe, Teen and I danced and sang the night away with great exhiliration.

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We are never ever ever getting back together,                                                                   We are never ever ever getting back together,                                                                   You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me,                                                       But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

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I knew you were trouble when you walked in
Trouble, trouble, trouble
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
Trouble, trouble, trouble

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Oh, losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all along
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
‘Cause loving him was red
Yeah, yeah, red
We’re burning red

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Blissfully yours,

NInja Mom

4 thoughts on “Taylor Swift

  1. Spontaneity, flexibility and just seizing the moment are characteristics of great parenting. Bravo to you for not being fixed in your path and always having a sense of fun and adventure.

  2. who is that hot chick next to Eden…oh, wait, that’s you babe. looking good…you looked so fab at the concert!! it was the ultimate mom/daughter lovefest.

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