Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Idol Worship

I've identified a few cases of idol worship going on today, starting with myself:

I confess, I adore American Idol and I'm so glad it's back! It really is the best reality show on TV. I'm loving the new judge, Kara. Isn't she just fitting right in? After 8 years there's been some years that have flopped and some that I've loved. I'm not a fan of Fantasia or even David Cook. But how can you not love the show that gave us Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Carrie Underwood? (Yes, I love Clay Aiken!) Not to mention some of my lesser-known faves that have done well: Elliott Yamin, Josh Gracin and Jon Peter Lewis. Ok, so Jon Peter Lewis didn't really hit it big, but I think he's adorable.
So now that I've gotten that out of my system, let me tell you about a little more idol worship going on in my house. In this case, Joseph is the idol and Justin is the worshiper. These days they're either giggling like girls or fighting to the death. Which leaves me either smiling in complete motherly love, or pulling my hair out. Can I expect this to just continue no matter how old they get? Anyway, Justin copies EVERYTHING Joseph does. If Joseph gets a car from his room and starts racing around the rug, Justin follows. If Joseph says something that gets a laugh, Justin repeats it as best he can. If Joseph is laughing at the cartoon on TV, Justin starts laughing too. But my favorite incident has to do with Joseph's beloved blankie. If you didn't already know, Joseph has a fleece blanket with tied tassles that he's loved since he was a baby. He holds on to his favorite long tassle while he sucks his thumb. So the other day while Joseph was with his blankie on the couch watching TV, Justin took off for his room, came out with a fleece blanket with tassles of his own, got back on the couch and held onto a tassle while he sucked his thumb. It was hilarious. I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture.

And finally, I'm thinking about our historic inauguration day today. It seems as though celebrities and the media all have stars in their eyes for Obama and I'm annoyed. It's like the man can do no wrong and he hasn't even done anything yet. Although I didn't vote for Obama and I heartily disagree with him on a lot of points, I don't get a bad vibe from him. I get the feeling that he is truly invested in what's best for America, has good leadership qualities, and is a decent, God-fearing man. So of course as an American, I support him as my President and I hope that he really is able to bring about positive change for our country. But sheesh! The people who rule the airwaves sure made it known today that they're thrilled they got who they wanted in office! How many red-carpet parties and concerts were going on today? Celebrities were on every channel tonight, going crazy for their new main man. I get that they're expressing their patriotism, but it's just obnoxious how they can all get together with a bunch of televised parties to do it. It's like the celebrities have welcomed our new President and First Lady into their popular clique, and I'm very wary of who celebrities choose to put on their pedestals.

14 comments:

Shannon said...

Amen! I know what you mean? The Presidency seems like it's become a celebrity show. The Inauguration was definitely interesting...that's for sure.

That's so cute how Justin is copying Joseph. I know what you mean about playing together or fighting to the death. It must just be some "natural instinct" in boys? LOL

Emily said...

I love that justin is a little copy cat! I wish I could have witnessed the blanket incident, that's just too funny.

Also, I am loving American Idol...it's just, like you said, the best reality show ever. I have yet to see someone this season who wows me, but hopefully I will.

J.Frey said...

I agree with you on the whole Obama situation. It actually makes me feel bad for Pres. Bush. I didn't vote for Obama either, and I hate how it's becoming a popularity thing. Personally, I could care less who the celebrities voted for, and I hate how they can use the media to get their agendas taken care of.

April said...

I hear you on the media/celebrities. It's interesting to see, and at the same time a little scary, as I generally don't agree with ANY of the celebs, or their "ideals". It's always good for people to get involved in their community/country (in my opinion), but man, they were out in force yesterday.

Jonathan and Michelle said...

Jonathan & I are faithful American Idol watchers, we love it! Plus, it's a show that Alexis actually enjoys watching some of it with us!

That is so funny that Justin copies everything that Joseph does. I can't wait until Elle is old enough to watch how she idolizes her older sister.

I'm just so happy that the whole presidential stuff is over with because I am so sick of seeing and hearing ALL ABOUT IT!!!

Jared and Erin said...

Here here! I am so tired of the whole thing. I just hope he can do the job they expect of him.

BTW, I used to hang out with John Peter Lewis. I just know his as John. But yeah, we were at Ricks together and he was in my ward. So weird seeing him on American Idol!

Ben & Diane said...

Loved this post. My kids are the same. Either playing joyfully together or beating each other up. Well, mostly Dallin beating Mia up and she squealing about it! Cami is just always good. For now, at least. And I am totally sick of Osama already. oops! I mean Obama.

Jordan said...

Did anyone else notice how Michelle Obama stole Wilma Flintstone's dress for the inauguration ball??? Someone needs to give her some fasion advice. Especially since I'm guessing People magazine will be spotlighting her and her family the next 4 years.

kelsey said...

I love the picture of your boys and the copycat stories. So cute.

Jenni said...

Man, I couldn't agree more... with everything! AMERICAN IDOL IS AMAZING!!! David A is going to be hard to beat though! Man I'm so excited for this season. And basically everything you said about President Obama is my same feelings.. amen sister.

And I miss those boys so much!!! You'll have to get a video of all of this copying... that's adorable!!!

Mark and April Sullivan said...

I LOVE that picture of your boys at the top... they are so CUTE!!!! I can't watch American Idol until they start being somewhat nice... man they are brutal to those poor people!

rose said...

"smiling in complete motherly love, or pulling my hair out."
ohhhhhhh MAN. i couldn't have said it better myself. it's so nice to know that it's not just my house where that goes on! but it's much better than having girls right? :)

Carol and Bruce said...

Such a good blog, Jill. I agree with your feelings on Idol and President Obama. I couldn't help but feel great love and hope for our country during the inauguration ceremony.

Give the boys a hug and kiss from me. I wish I could be a fly on the wall and watch them playing.

Katie said...

Was that Jordan your sister Jordan? Cause her comment cracked me up, Wilma?! ha-ha