Mum and I took the kids to a restaurant today for a late lunch. We were drinking our Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre and the girls were colouring their placemats, when “I’m a Believer” came on the radio.
“Hey!” Charlotte said, “This song’s from Shrek!”
“Actually, it’s an old song, babe,” I said, “by a band called ‘The Monkees’…or, am I wrong, was it the Beatles, Mum?”
“Nope, the Monkees.”
Charlotte looked skeptical. “’The Monkees’? ‘The Beatles’? Why would anyone name their bands after monkeys and beetles?”
There was a pause as my mum swirled her red wine, then said, dry and worldly-wise, “You had to be there, kid.”
It was perfect. I laughed my head off.
Poor Charlotte. Wait til she sees my Yard Birds album.