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<25 minutes past bedtime>

Me: Goodnight. Love you. Sleep tight.

Tween: Do you know who Jason Derulo is?

Me: No, is he in your class?

Tween: No. You don’t know who Jason Derulo is?

Me: Wait, is he an actor in that show you like – Ricky, Hickey, Mickey and Hickory Dock?

Tween: Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. And no.  YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW WHO JASON DERULO IS?!!

Me: I guess… no.

Tween: How can you know who Drake is and not Jason Derulo?

Me: Because Drake is upset that I no longer call him on his cell phone.

Tween: You know Jason Derulo. We hear him on the radio. Get ugly. Yeah, get ugly, baby. Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly.

Me: I really have no idea what you are saying right now.

Tween: Yeah, get ugly, baby. Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly.


Me: The only thing I ever hear on the radio is that Sorry song from Justin Beiber. We get it Beibs. You’re sorry. We forgive you for throwing eggs at your neighbor and racing cars and all those tattoos so please stop singing that song. And I also hear that Adele song constantly. And that woman does have a gorgeous voice but she needs to stop calling a thousand times because no one wants to talk on the phone. Just text him Adele. Just text him from the other side.

Tween: Yeah, get ugly, baby. Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly.

Me: We are going to start listening to more NPR on the drive home from school.

Tween: Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly.

Me: Good night.

Tween: Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly.


Upon further YouTube research (while my tween was finally sleeping), I learned that I’m quite familiar with many of Jason Derulo’s songs… like Talk Dirty to Me, Want to Want Me, and Whatcha Say. Apparently I do know this guy! And I can confirm that he’s definitely not in my kid’s class or on Nickelodeon.

2 Responses to a kid will talk about anything to avoid going to sleep

  • Judy P says:

    My friend says trying to put a toddler to sleep is a lot like talking to drunk friend–weird random conversation, random singing, and you just waiting for them to pass out.

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