We listen to lots of Taylor Swift around here because our fourteen year old daughter, Shelley, loves her. I like her, too, and I think that Shelley could not have chosen a better role model. Watch her performance at this year's Grammy Awards, and notice her reaction at the end when she receives a standing ovation:
Taylor Swift performs "Mean" at the 2012 Grammy Awards
I love this song. It reminds me of when Shanley Belle (our nineteen year old) was thirteen and in middle school. There was a girl in our neighborhood who was nasty and mean to her. We were telling an elderly friend about this mean girl when she walked into the restaurant where we were eating lunch. This sweet lady looked at the girl, her eyes got really large, and she said:"That is the mean girl? SERIOUSLY? I thought that she must be pretty. Why, good heavens! She isn't pretty enough to be THAT mean!!!"
We laughed so hard we cried. So now whenever anyone is mean at Shelley's middle school, she just shakes her head, and says, "I'm sorry...but you aren't pretty enough to be that mean!"
What have you been listening to lately? Please join Miss Angie for Musical Mondays.
Until next time...