My twelve year old Son's favorite show is 'Everybody Hates Chris', which runs on Comedy Central over here in Italy. It's a cool show. The problem is, I have to explain everything, and by that, I mean pop culture, to my Son. "Why did he say this? What's up with that?" (It could be worse for me, at least he understands english).
My Son likes to think of himself as bona-fide 'American Lost In Italy' (My ten year old Daughter, on the other hand, is an 'Italian Who Was Born In California'. Night and day, folks).
So, I'm explaining pop culture to my Son every five minutes or so, in between bites of crackers.
On the show, there was a skit involving Chris as Abraham Lincoln and the night that he was shot. "Do you know who he is pretending to be Son?" I asked.
"yeah, that's Abraham Lincoln!" he answered. Then comes the innocent words that made me choke on my crackers...
"How old were you when Lincoln was shot, mama?"
"Just how old do you think I am!?" I cried between cracker crumbs.
My Son swore up and down that Lincoln was president right before Bush Jr, which he had (mis)heard during English class at school. He crossed his heart and everything, saying that I couldn't be right. Yeah, what did I know? ("Look at the beard, Son, look at the beard! You ever see anybody with a beard like that lately?") According to him, I don't know diddly-squat about the country of my birth, the order of it's presidents, the rich history, beards, or pretty much anything else important.
It's official. I'm Old.
When did you 'officially' turn Old?