Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Old Lady, Old Lady, Old Lady, Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I posted about this on Facebook and Twitter the other day, but I felt like it deserved a post all of its own.  Because frankly, it was just that traumatic for me.

So, there I was, cruising around on the internet on Tuesday morning, minding my own business, la-tee-dah, when I came across the following article on Fox News.

Justin Bieber Saves Mom After Her Hair Catches Fire

"Well, now, doesn't that sound interesting," I thought to myself.  *Click!*

And I started to read about Justin Bieber, who I don't care what you say, I've always thought was a cutie.  Baby, Baby, Baby Ohhhhhhhhhhh!  Baby, Baby, Baby Ohhhhhhhh!


Anyway, there I was reading.  Thinking about how popular this guy is with the preteen ladies, and how I don't blame them one bit.  And then I got to thinking about my own preteen years and my various crushes and what not.  Oh, River Phoenix!  Oh, Corey Haim!  Oh, other 80's teen idols who didn't listen to Nancy Reagan and are most likely dead by now!  Oh, how I loved and longed for you!  It seems just like yesterday, doesn't it?

Well, that's what I was thinking.  Until I got to this part of the story.

"Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mom, was celebrating her 35th birthday Saturday while her son was performing in Berlin. At the end of the show, Bieber called her on stage to present her with a birthday cake as the audience sang "Happy Birthday."  As Mallette leaned in to blow out her candles, a few strands of her hair came too close to the flames and caught fire.  Bieber immediately noticed and patted down his mother's hair to put out the fire."

"So what, Megan?" you are thinking.  "Justin Bieber saved his momma from a fiery death, he is a hero.  What could you possibly find upsetting about that?"

Well, let me tell you.

It's because of a little something in that paragraph that you might have skipped over if you're easily distracted by things like flaming hair.  But not me.  Oh, I noticed this little snippet right away.  It's the part that says this:

"Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mom, was celebrating her 35th birthday Saturday..."

And there you have it.  Justin Bieber's mom just turned 35.  And as you may remember, I turned 35 back in December.


Not only am I older than Justin Bieber, I am older than Justin Bieber's MOTHER. 

I repeat:  I am older than Justin Bieber's MOTHER.

That is unacceptably old.  And I do not like it one little bit.  In fact, I refuse to accept it.  I am not old enough to have a Bieber.  And that's all there is to it.

Although I did stop by Walgreens on my way home from work to buy some anti-wrinkle face cream.  Just in case.



Scott said...

Does it make you feel any better that you are married to a guy who is younger than Justin Bieber's mom?

kimvanalen said...

"I am old enough to have a Bieber" crack me up girl. Seriously.

Lindsay Blogs said...

OH NO! While it is fantastically hilarious, it's also a sad truth :) You could have a Bieber :)

Kmama said...

I fixated on that 35 part too. No way is she just 35.

Jen said...


Oh and you probably don't want to know this but it makes me feel better, you are older than me too. ;)

Suze said...

I grew up a huge hockey (NY Rangers)fan and remember the players being older than I got older, I had crushes on a few (the ones with teeth). I even got to meet several of the players as part of my job when I first got out of college, and thought I might marry one of them...and now, yeah, I'm old enough to be their mother so I've kind of stopped being as crazy of a hockey fan cause I'd feel a bit creepy. And I have a soon to be 19-month old - and I'm ahead of you by about 5 years, so you're in good shape as far as age! And if it makes you feel better, an old friend of mine from high school that I recently connected with on Facebook - my age, is a grandmother to a kid OLDER than my son! And here I'm trying to figure out motherhood....

Anonymous said...

I googled his mom... she's pretty smokin. Maybe 35 is the new 25? I wouldn't worry :)

Helene said...

WTF? Is she really only 35??? Oh man, I just turned 42 and can't help but feel super old right now.

Michelle said...

LOL! Oh no!!! I'm reeeaaaallly old then. I just turned 40 last year. And physically, biologically speaking, I'm old enough to have a 28 yr. old. Eeeeek!! But, I don't. I have a 4 and 6 year old. They keep me young! :) Following now from a Thursday hop,

Katherine said...

Oh my- I'm nearly as old as Beiber's mother. this is officially disturbing.

Heather said...

Wait, so Justin Bieber's mother had him when she was like 15 or 16 then right? Wow! And that is kinda funny, I will be 35 in 5 years, so I can't imagine having a teenager already because my son is only 2.

Anyway, I am a new follower from the Bassgiraffe's Blog Hop.

Heather From and Mommy Only Has 2 Hands!

Funny in My Mind said...

I DO have a Bieber (look-alike) and a 20 year old and I am 41 so you are still you. And hot.

MommaKiss said...

'skuze me while i grab my walker and blue hair.

Barbara Manatee said...

I'm almost 34 and that seems so crazy to me that someone my age could have a kid his age. I forget sometimes that we waited to have kids while others started as young parents.

April is Autism Awareness Month. I'm dedicating my blog to Autism all month long.

Holly Ann said...

I had a lovely Mary Kay facial a couple of weeks back. It was great except for the fact that I noticed my very first wrinkles on my face. I still blame the mirror.

Brandy@YDK said...

oh man. i hate when i realize famous people are my age.