The Voting Process

It’s difficult but ultimately, you have to go with your gut.

Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream or the Glee version?

These are the tough decisions.

We like to listen to music in the morning. I find it puts everybody in a good mood and usually turns into an impromptu dance party. There is lots of singing and H&F take turns being DJ.

Katy Perry is a constant favorite for the blue eyed devils. (and mama too) It’s sugary delicious pop. Everybody gets a spoon for a mic. Since I’m often multi-tasking, I just use my portable thumb mic. This always makes Finn say “You’re embarrassing me, Mama.”

The most recent episode of Glee featured an all boy version of Teenage Dream, which I showed to H&F because I loved it. We have watched it 100 times. I do love me an all boy accapella singing group.

Teenage Dream cover–GLEE


This morning, Finn insisted we listen to Katy Perry’s version first, then watch this version and then vote which one we liked better. He set up a voting center at the kitchen table.

If you wanted Katy Perry’s version you colored a square pink. If you wanted the Glee version, you colored a square yellow.

Everyone went up to the kitchen table alone to vote, Survivor style. The votes were put into a very official Ziploc baggie.

Then Finn tallied the votes.

2 votes Glee, 1 vote Katy Perry.

Glee won. (I was the lone Katy Perry voter just to keep things interesting.)

Then we had a dance party to celebrate their victory.


If anyone asked me to give them a reason I love being a mother, I would want to have them magically experience this morning. They are somewhat rare but moments like this fill me with joy and love that lasts for hours.  (Thank you H&F for being a part of my life. You bring an irreplaceable vibrancy and ebullience.)


Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | November 12, 2010 at 10:52 AM

GLEE version! No doubt. Loved it. Love your story, too, so sweet. Wishing you a happy weekend!

The Wife | November 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM

I LOVE THAT SONG (and Katy Perry! The Katy Perry version is my current ring tone. I realize this makes me a huge dork, but the song just makes me smile and want to jump around. I love that H&F set up a voting station!

Emily | November 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM

I love that TD is your ring tone! That's fantastic.
I'm laughing thinking about your phone ringing when you are in court.

We love the song "Firework" too.