Friday, January 8, 2010

The Edge

Last weekend, MiniMac and I stopped by Barnes and Noble. While in line, MiniMac said, “Mommy, look at the edge.”
I inquired, “The edge of what, baby?”
And when I turned around to see his reference, only then did I notice that he didn’t mean the edge of anything.
He meant THE Edge.

And when we got home, he said, "The Edge plays the guitar like me."

I will say when I was two years old, I knew only albums involving fairy tale readings and the only adult figure I could recognize outside of my family MIGHT have been Captain Kangaroo.

My son is on his way to being so much cooler than me. And my son can thank me in 20 years that he NEVER had to watch Captain Kangaroo.

PS: And even if you have an aversion to kids, be it minor or major, you have to admit, a kid with a guitar is pretty cool. Come on, make a little soft spot in your heart for it. haha. 

PSS:  Because you are sitting there reading, and don't really want to get back to work or household chores do you? You are invited to read my interview at the beautiful SocieteAmore.  Thank you Rowe for the feature!

126 comments:

Secretia said...

Kids TV today is a million miles past the Kaptain Kangaroo stuff.
He looks good with the guitar!

kilax said...

Any male with a guitar (or female for that matter), young, old, in-between, is cool :)

the walking man said...

He's more likely to be grateful for not having to have been subject to Mr. Rodgers. But I wonder what you will feel like when he comes home pierced, tattooed, with an entourage of blonds.

Jen said...

That is so precious! I LOVE it.

AmericanTribal said...

This is VERY cool. I'm a musician, I've been working with the same guitar company for the last 10 years, so this just made my day. :) I *love* when kids recognize good music.
There are awards for you on my blog, if you'd like them :)

Simone said...

Very cool indeed! Was it The Edge in person - or a picture? I am guessing the real thing? Doubly cool!

Loved your interview - I could read your stuff all day long so I hope this interview giving is not going to be a regular thing, I only have so much free time LOL!!

Loved your comment about your late uncle being the only one with any laid-back tendencies :)

Happy Friday JennyMac :)

PS I am reading "The Book Thief" right now, such an amazing read.

mo.stoneskin said...

I had never classified Captain Kangaroo as an adult before but...yeah, makes sense.

The Consummate Hostess said...

I love what! What a stylish and oh so cool young man you have raised- with excellent taste in music :).

The Savage said...

Who's "The Edge"?

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, definitely WAAAAYYYY cool. :)

Cee said...

wow MiniMac is waaay cooler than me. The Edge was an answer on Jeopardy the other night and K had to tell me who he was.

M@ said...

the guitar is tre cool, but I'm diggin on the wraparound shades as well.

100% cool kid.

Shorty said...

Heck yes, that's one cool kid! Who knows, maybe one day he'll get to play alongside The Edge. I love hip kids... I wish I had been one.

Yankee Girl said...

Your son is going to be a rocker. I like it!

lunardancer said...

Oh! He looks so cute and definitely cool with those sunglasses and his guitar. Who knows? One day, he might even outrank the Edge himself.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Impressive and way cool!

When I was a kid I thought Captain Kangaroo became Walter Conkrite when it was time to do the news. And the only musician I could have identified was Jim Nabors (my mother played his albums NONSTOP through my childhood). Not cool, so not cool.

Jules said...

I heart MiniMac more than you can ever imagine!

Mighty M said...

What a cute guitar player you have there!!

Eric said...

That's great! So I take it MiniMac is a fan of 420 millisecond delay too?

ps - The Edge rocks.

sheila said...

lol, that is so cool! I wish I could meet him/ and them. Lot's of U2 memories.

enjoy your snow!

Laurie said...

Yep the Captain had weird bangs that made me never trust him. Now Mr. Green Jeans .....I lurved! And Mr. Rogers rocked in supreme dorkiness except I could've done without King Friday. Romper Room sucked.

That is very cool MiniMac recognized The Edge. He does kinda look like him ....you gotta get him a skull cap.

McVal said...

Man! You've got the coolest kid in town!

South Florida Lawyers said...

Love the picture.

Boy do I miss Mr. Greenjeans.

Molly said...

I can't believe he recognized him! There was a three week time period where I was in the company of Bono three separate times, I kept telling my friends he was stalking me : )

Susan Erickson said...

lucky lady.......cool kid = cool parents = fun life = happiness

Lauren said...

Aren't kids always cooler than their parents? No matter how cool said parents are? Your son is probably the coolest kid I have ever seen!

The Cookie Girl said...

Popping by from SITs. We are north of ATL and got snow too. Wish it was more.
Happy Snow Friday!!!

Erin said...

Sadly, my kids can identify Kings of Leon, Madonna, and Pink. Some of my faves. Love the cute pic! We have pink toy guitars over here. They drive me a little nutso sometimes. Happy Friday, JM!

mellisarock said...

I listen to Country Music so I had to ask who The Edge was-- (your son is cooler than me too!!)

That is pretty awesome that he was able to spot him!!

Thanks for stopping by Getting all my Ducks in a Row!!

That Gal Kiki said...

Your boy has excellent taste. Then again, why wouldn't he? God, I love The Edge. Saw him live front row a couple times. Magical experience. Cool indeed.

CCW said...

kid with guitar=cool
kid with guitar who knows who the Edge is=way cool
kid with guitar who knows who the Edge is and compares international rock legend's guitar playing to his own MiniFingers' strumming=who I wanna be when I grow up

Rock on MiniMac. Rock. On.

JenJen said...

ain't nothing cooler than a kid with guitar AND those killer shades.
ROCKSTAR!

Michael Rivers said...

Very cute picture!!

ByDSea said...

That is one edgy cool kid!
ROCKSTAR Material

Tiffany said...

Toddlers now are WAY cooler than I was...my daughter (courtesy of a friend who's a dj) likes House music. House music!

Stephanie Faris said...

He knew who The Edge was? That's hilarious. I don't even know who The Edge is when I see him.

Vinomom said...

What a hot kid! That cracks me up that he knows who Edge is. I saw U2in concert years ago.

But EVERY kid should see Captain Kangaroo at least once.

Bossy Betty said...

Oh, I just have to speak up for Captain Kangaroo! That man was a genius! Remember the carrots he always had for Bunny? Mr. Green Jeans where are you now?

Ms Bibi said...

There is something about male holding a guitar,lol....MimiMac is adorable and oh, so cool.

My kids are way cooler then I was at their age. My 12 year old plays guitar and my 7 year old is starting develop love for drums (thank you Rockband and Lord help me)

Tricia said...

Too cute!

ellen abbott said...

Hey! I loved Captain Kangaroo!

Poindexter said...

he is a little rocking dude! nice interview. appreciate the honey pear martini how-to.

Dumblond said...

Excellent! Another parent who exposes their children to the essentials! My kids have been listening to U2 since they were babies as well...but I'm pretty sure they would recognize The Edge. A tip of the hat to you, Mr. MiniMac.
I never watched The Captain (before my time I think) but I do remember Boomerang, Mr. Rodgers and Sesame Street. And there was one show that had Bill Cosby with a pen...or am I imagining that one?

jules said...

I'm not a big advocate of kids, but he really is cute. Love those shades!

KaLynn said...

Awww! he's so cute!! I miss all those old shows!! But then I am showing my age!! =0D

That One Mom said...

He had to have learned it somewhere. Kids don't just know that stuff with out being taught... He's cool like MamaMac!

The Peach Tart said...

He's a born rocker which I'm not sure is a good thing for you.

Summer said...

Adorable!

Amanda said...

That is too cute! It's like my daughter who sings songs from Lady Gaga and Sean Paul, and she's only 2! She will definitely be way cooler than me.

Ed Adams said...

He's ONLY 2?!?!?!

Holy Sh*t!

He's gonna be the next Stevie Ray Vaughn by starting that early.

I want an Autograph now.

Eva Gallant said...

Mini Mac is definitely ubercool! I have no idea who The Edge is! He's way cooler than I'll ever be!

Kristina P. said...

So damn cute!

Vivienne said...

MiniMac is cooler than I will ever be. And excuse me, how is it that the Edge is at your bookstore? Was he shopping? Playing his guitar? What?

I had an Uncle Gene who was always called Uncle Green Jeans....

Nonflammable said...

I agree, a kid with a guitar is a very cool thing to behold. I wholeheartedly encourage an interest in music and instruments with my own kids. We do have a special affection for guitars.

Christine said...

That pic is poster-worthy. He is slammin'.

I agree w/Ed...you should host a giveaway w/an autograph from your rockstar.

Intense Guy said...

Just as long as the little man doesn't blow past the SpongeBob SquarePants year(s)....

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Ok ~ He Is sooo adorable!!

Pricilla said...

He is cute...

The Boob Nazi said...

I know! Kids these days....
My not even 2 year old niece knows who Lady Gaga is and sings "Poker Face" and "Single Ladies." We don't know how she learned them!

Existential Waitress said...

Oh, that is SOOO cute! And I think that it's hilarious that he noticed The Edge! Good spot, kid! Rock on!

CRY said...

What a doll!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

He's a cutie! I've noticed kids are a lot smarter today than they used to be, but have no idea why. Is it because we all watched Captain Kangaroo and they didn't?)

I also enjoyed the interview.

Slamdunk said...

Great picture. Our youngest three years old) loves guitars and pretends to rock all the time. Unfortunately, his fav 6 strings are pink--I'll have to work on that before he goes global.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

He does look cool.

Couture Carrie said...

Too adorable!

xoxox,
CC

Bex said...

too cute! thanks to his hip mom, he will be super cool and on his way to rockstardom by the time he's 6!

Emily said...

What a cute kid! Rock on, MiniMac!

Mormon Bachelor Pad said...

MiniMac's a stud, I want to hang out with him... we could play guitar hero!

-j

My name is PJ. said...

Mad props to the edge-let!

It's definitely a sign. He's too cool for school already!

Joshua said...

Killer sunglasses on the kiddo.

Rock on!

-Joshua

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

He is the coolest little dude ever! I think its awesome he knows the edge.

Tarable said...

It is bloody well awesome that he plays guitar. I love the guitar and wish I could play. Hoping that my daughter will take it up.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I might have passed out cold, both from seeing the Edge and my kid's genius. If it had been Larry Mullin I would have for sure passed out.

My son made a Midnight Oil request the other day. I think we are bringing them up just right.

Rowe said...

Better get in fast for an autograph now! Your little man is both cool and very sweet; I like his confidence "the Edge plays guitar like me". Thanks for the mention, I'm so glad you were happy to be interviewed.

linlah said...

I like that the Edge plays guitar like MiniMac and not the other way around.

anhesty said...

love your blog. thanks for stopping by mine. your son is darling and he def does look cool with a guitar. you are a cool mom! snow days are cool to catch up on house stuff. we need one of those here... but not really... hahaha

blueviolet said...

You bet he's cool! But I still can't believe he knew who The Edge was.

WhisperingWriter said...

How sweet!!

Legallyblondemel said...

To steal from & butcher a TV show line, your son is so cool he needs a new word for cool. The Edge?!?

Enjoyed your interview, by the way.

Mommy Lisa said...

That is awesome. I mean, how cool is MiniMac?

Do you think he might date older women when he gets to be that age? I would totally love to hook him up with Boo Boo.

;)

JennyMac said...

ML: considering that I saw him looking at a picture of Scarlett Johansson in my Vogue a few months ago SO often that I started taking pics of it, and then one day saw him kiss her picture, I would say Boo Boo is a much more appropriate age range. LOL.

Kato said...

You have THE coolest son, hands down. I LOVE the Edge.

I would be a bad parent though because I would have made my child go over to him and say hi. So that I could pretend like he had wandered off and oh! Look! Its the Edge! Hello there!

Also, I read the interview and it was a good read!

Geez Louise♥ said...

He's a doll and most definitely going to be a heartbreaker! Sorry I've been such a bad bloggy friend! Forgive me!

Herding Cats said...

Um MiniMac is ADORABLE!!! He's going to get all the ladies with that guitar!

otin said...

I could not imagine being a grown man and having people call me "The Edge"! How dumb is that? lol

Too Many Hats said...

Yep, he is one cool dude. How adorable can he even be with those sunglasses and guitar!!!! Rock star material for sure.

Simone said...

Hi JennyMac!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today :)

Funny you should mention my email address....I actually added it last night to my blog and I have had a few emails today so I am guessing I did it right. I hadn't realised I hadn't added it before, sorry! Would you try it and see please.

Have a great week-end :)

Connie K said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today :) your son is just too adorable for words and i love that he knows the Edge LOL he sounds pretty cool to me !Have a wonderful weekend
xoxo

Michele R said...

He is super cute. Will he get an electric guitar when he is 3? We have a son who really likes music. His parents (us) are clueless about instruments. But we will be his biggest supporter in most any of his passionate entrepreneurial interests.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Man, I can remember at that age thinking my daddy was Johnny Cash. Now I think he was more like a cross between Elvis and Johnny. Er, well, back then. Because in reality he looks like a withered little troll NOW.

The Sharer said...

What a cool kid! Very impressive.

Sharer

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh that picture is to die for! See, all noise making toys aren't THAT bad.

Kristin said...

Shut up. I gotta start educating the dude!

Brian Miller said...

your kid is cool, and has great taste in music as well. cant wait to hear his first album...

Little Ms J said...

Your kid is going to be the Casanova of his kindergarten. Look out sister. Those little girls are aggressive.

Big Boops said...

If only my Boops was a couple of years older we would have the next sunny and cher. She can sing Rock a'Bye Baby like her soul's very life depends on it.

Rock On MiniMac!!!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Your Mini-Mac had me at his first guitar string. He is adorable & wayyy cool. Love music & love kids and the two together is pure harmony.
I thoroughly enjoyed your interview with Rowe. Your mom is a wise woman. I completely forgot you lived in Seattle. Did you grow-up there?

Sending you best wishes for a terrific (cold?)weekend. x deb

Lisa and Laura said...

See, now that's the right way to raise your kids. This is awesome.

M-Cat said...

ANYONE with a guitar is cool. Especially a kid. Luke used to play bass before his mission. Hoping he'll find his way back to it.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Soon it will be time to get him some Jimi Hendrix albums.

Leah Rubin said...

Fabulous! MiniMac is beyond cool! I'm in love!

Nyx said...

wow...let me tell you, those shades are kinda kick-ass on him. the guitar doesn't hurt.

just keep your eye on him - everyone knows that girls have a soft spot for boys with shades and a guitar.

oh...i just want to 'squeee' at him all night long....

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

We gave our grandson a guitar when he turned 2, and he has loved it. I posted a mini-movie of him strumming it, and then bowing like a cello. We got a drum set for Christmas; he's not quite 3 and he loves it even more than the guitar. Kids who love music are VERY cool, I believe.

Midday Escapades said...

Your kiddo is SUPER cool! Who's THE Edge???

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Hallelujah, she enabled Name/URL again!

Your son can't help but be cool, given his parentage. Colour us unsurprised ;)

He's adorable though; what a sweetpea!

secret agent woman said...

Well, you know I have a soft spot in my heart for guitar playing kids.

carma said...

Your kid is way cooler than I could ever aspire to be. I love that he recognizes The Edge...

Michele said...

What a cutie..
Love it!!
Thanks for sharing.

Ah, Captin Kangaroo!! ~ classic. ;)

Cathi said...

What cute picture - definitely a cool kid! :)

Melissa B. said...

He's a pretty groovy guy, ain't he? Congrats on the nominations, chica...I'm proud of ya!

Lisa Anne said...

The Edge is so hot. I didn't even know who he was until I saw him on the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I know I'm lame. I love when he says "HOLA" in the song, I think it's called invertigo?? I'm not a big U2 fan, however after seeing them on the show, I might jsut become one.

obladi oblada said...

What a cute kid!!! My seven year old made me proud the other day when we were talking about Elvis and how he died from drugs..he piped up and said "just like Keith Moon from the WHO"...I was shocked!

Dustjacket Attic said...

That is amazing that he knew who the Edge was, by gosh he takes his music seriously thats for sure.

He is cute in his shades.
xxx

CRY said...

I have an award for you at my blog

Kathryn said...

Hel-lo? Could you *get* any more comments?? (Said with that Chandler sarcasm...ya know, from Friends?)

Adorable boy...those wrap-around-sunglasses are killing me. Those are serious BIKER glasses.

And what? No Bob the Builder? No Teletubbies? (UH-OH!)

(Jen: Why are you not on Kindle??? Or, are you?)

Colleen said...

Too cute. And I can sympathize with the, ahem, joy of watching your child surpass you in cool before they're even old enough to cross the street by themselves, lol . . .

Debbie said...

I have no idea who The Edge is. Obviously, your kid is already cooler than me:)

Vodka Logic said...

All kids are cooler than when there parents were little..
LIke his Bono glasses.

PS I used to love Captain Kangaroo.. of course I watched the originals.. yep old

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

A rock star mom deserves a rock star mom! :-)

Congrats on your feature and your nomination too!

Kato said...

Hey JennyMac,

I just wanted to let you know I have an award waiting for you over at my blog. Because you rock!

Midtown Girl said...

Your son is such a cutie I adore him!!

PS- congrats on being nominated darling!! Heading over to vote for you now ;-)

XOXO
Amy

UberGrumpy said...

Cute!

I wanted to play gee-tar from the age of two. My folks ignored it and I waited until 16 to get my own and teach myself. Wasted years, grrrr.

Encourage him as hard as you can

Taylor-made Wife said...

He is so cool...and adorable. And yeah, I had no idea about anything cool at 2 years old.

Badass Geek said...

He looks certifiably badass.

Unknown Mami said...

Your son is already way cooler than me.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Cool dude! I thought we did a great job by banning Barney and listening to They Might Be Giants' album for children. We need to do better! LOL. I enjoyed reading the interview. Didn't know you are working on a book and am not surprised. You are a great writer. I love the book Jane Eyre too.