Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for Knowing Me, Knowing You

Here's the scene. Ponytails, ring dings, flowery pajamas, small apartment bedroom with Shaun Cassidy on the wall. It's 1980 and my sister and I are doing our famous ABBA performance for my giggling little brother. Karaoke at its finest. No worries about what I looked like or who heard me. We loved playing this 45 on our little Donny and Marie phonograph. (My oldest son just commented, "Wow, you're old, Mom.) Anyone else want to admit that this is a fun song?



Also, here's one more fun "K" reference that comes to my mind right now. When I was 21 (now there's a song title), my 18 month old nephew couldn't say "Kelly" so he called me "Kiki." One day, he came to my job and announced to the whole place, "She's Kinky!" I was a lovely shade of scarlet at that moment.

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23 comments:

Ruth said...

Kids are priceless
My kid announced, when she was about 5 that I was psycho.
She meant psychic, I always told her I was and that's how I always knew what she was doing.

T Rex Mom said...

Oh wow - I would have love to seen you in the 80s - that sounds like a really fun time.

So, are you still Kiki? My nephew used to call me "Ootat" because everyone would always point to me and say, "Whose's that?" I told him it would be a very sad day when he stopped calling me that. He'll be 13 next month and I'm still Ootat.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I was positively IN LOVE with Shaun Cassidy! *sigh*

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the post and that song how well I remember it.

Yvonne.

glnroz said...

heheh, do you think you may have just picked up a new "Blog Nickname"? lol

Mari said...

Yes - it's fun! I love your nephews comment too!

the wild magnolia said...

Awesome, this is really fun!

Your not old, your not old, your not old. I'm old! teehee!

Good job!

Randi said...

It's so funny because I would always say I didn't like ABBA but then every time one of their songs comes on, I can't help singing along. Even as I type I'm singing along. I guess I just have to finally say that I LOVE ABBA. So there, Kiki! :) (Couldn't resist!)

Jenners said...

Great song! Now I have it going through my head

Jennifer Shirk said...

Loved Shaun Cassidy in The Hardy Boys!
And I think "Waterloo" is a fun song too!

The Write Girl said...

What a fun time! Love the childhood memories. Do you have any old home videos? The kinky comment is hilarious. Wow! Too cute. Love the post :)

Susan Kane said...

I was changing diapers and pregnant again in 1980, listening to this song. Now my granddaughters know the words to most of the 'Mamma Mia' movie songs.
Good post! and you are not old. OK!

Caroline said...

You are not old!!! And I love this song!!!

Valerie said...

It's good to reminisce. I still love the song but hey it's too many years ago ...

joss said...

awww you gotta love kids lol.
my niece lacey when she was younger, loved jackie chan movies, the only problem was that when we were out and she saw someone who looked vaguely family she would get all excited and start yelling look look its jackie chan.
which could be a bit embarrassing lol

khushi said...

Oh yes, Kids are great at comments! My younger son at the age of four declared that I was making a "maternity" scene near the Christmas tree!All I was doing was setting up the Nativity figurines....

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

That cracked me up :-)

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

I love that song. You took me back to a long time ago, but it only seems like yesterday! sigh

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Knowing me, knowing you is currently my favorite Abba song! The poetry in the lyrics resonates with my mind and I always take a moment to reflect why each word was chosen specifically. Awesome K post, and it's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

PK said...

Thanks for the memories! I'll admit that I know this song, and probably sang it with my sister, too. ;)

Kim said...

Great song and I love that image of you singing this to the record. My sister used to have a record player that lit up when you sang along. We listened to alot of Kenny Rogers, Air supply and KISS believe it or not. And I have to admit, I still LOVE Air Supply.

Angela said...

The thinks that kids say always puts a smile on my face. I bet that moment with your nephew is one you'll NEVER forget. :)

Gerri said...

ABBA is fun, period!! Kinky Auntie Kelly, hmmm...lol