My 15 year old son said something so profoundly wise about love last night that I had to find a way to incorporate it into today's blog. This morning I opened up my dictionary and started searching through the N's looking for the right word. There wasn't one, but with a little imagination, we can make Nuggets of Wisdom fit.
I came into his room, singing the song "Marry Me" by Bruno Mars. (Why couldn't we have had this conversation the day before the letter M???) In case you don't know the song, let me explain that it has a highly catchy tune, and has inspired a zillion youtube worthy marriage proposals in the past couple of months.
My son: I've decided girls are dumb. (Please don't judge him. He's 15, and he didn't mean it. It was a bad day.)
Me: What? Why?
My son: They claim they want romance and then they all get so excited about the least romantic song ever written.
Me: Are you talking about Marry Me?
My son: Yeah. It's a terrible song and it isn't romantic at all.
Me: I know it doesn't have the most romantic lyrics ever written, but maybe some people like the idea of romance so much that they have to pretend. The song sounds romantic enough unless you listen to it carefully. Maybe they are adding their own meaning and ignoring the unromanticness of it.
My son: That's dumb. They should hold out for the real thing.
In case you are curious, here are the offending lyrics:
Cause it's a beautiful night
We're looking for something dumb to do.
I think I wanna marry you.
Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna marry you...
Well I know this little chapel on the boulevard we can go
No one will know.
Oh come on girl.
Who cares if we're trashed got a pocket full of cash we can blow...
If we wake up and you wanna break up that's cool.
No I won't blame you;
It was fun girl.
So that's my nugget of wisdom for the day. Hold out for better my friends.