I did a thing.


Remember this post about my daughter? Yeah, the one right before this one.

Well… I did something that maybe I shouldn’t have done, but it’s too late now. There’s no going back.

That bit about giving her what she wants because I feel like I need to buy her love? That’s a bad idea, right? Right. Yet I got her something she really wanted.

The thing is—full disclosure—I wanted it, too. It was most definitely also for me. Maybe it even was more for me.

And here is where I confess my secret, age-inappropriate pop star crush.

Yeah, that’s right. We’re going to see Shawn Mendes.

(Yes, I blocked out the specifics. I wouldn’t want anyone to stalk me. Paranoid, you ask? Yes, I am!)

Part of the reason I have a soft spot for this guy is his openness about mental health. He has not been afraid or ashamed to speak out about his own struggles with anxiety as well as mental health issues in general. It is something I relate to no matter how old (young) he is. Besides, if you actually believe that I’m 29, there’s nothing inappropriate going on here. (Let’s forget, for a moment, that I have a 16.75 year old son as that would make 29 a blatant lie.)

It’s been a while since I’ve last been to a show. Not because of the pandemic. I just haven’t been. When did concert tickets get so ridiculously pricy? The first few rows are, like, $500 per ticket or something crazy like that. So, obviously, I didn’t get the best available seats because it would have been over $1000 for the two of us. I may make a lot of bad decisions, but…


At least these guys are age-appropriate for me.


p.s. — I’ve been holding on to this secret crush for a while. Don’t worry. I didn’t have a crush until a couple of years ago—when he was fully a man, not a boy. See? There’s nothing wrong with me. Nope. Nothing at all.

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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20 Responses to I did a thing.

  1. i had a really bad day and your post made it better 🙂 I enjoy your posts so much even if it’s just a rant about something

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Well done you. I hope you really enjoy it, and I hope it helps to mend the mom/daughter relationship a little. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jrvincente says:

    I adore Shawn Mendes. He’s amazing. I hope you have a great time!

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  4. M says:

    Lol. I knew who it was going to be longggggg before you said his name. Great choice! Your daughter will remembee that for life.👍🏾

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Deepika says:

    I like reading your posts. I hope you have a good time with your daughter. Have fun!!! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  6. It’s okay to have a crush as an adult. My BFF has a major one on Brendan Fraser.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. mydangblog says:

    What a wonderful thing for both of you! I hope she appreciates it:-)

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Simon says:

    Great stuff! Have fun!

    Liked by 1 person

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