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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Do You Like Jack-O?

I had the following conversation with Vicki tonight: Vicki: Mom, do you like Jack-O? Me: You mean Michael Jackson? Vicki: I don't know, he has long black hair, but isn't Michael Jackson black? Me: What are you talking about? (at this point, I go to see what she's looking at) Vicki: Look, they're calling him Jack-O. (pointing to the TV) Me: Yeah, that's Michael Jackson. Vicki: I thought he was black. Me: He used to be. I honestly never thought I would be explaining Michael Jackson to my daughter!

9 comments:

Jenn Ann said...

I'm traumatized to realize that I will one day have to explain this very thing to my children.

maverick said...

dont know what to say but this is the hard fact of life that many children dont know much about him

Ruth Anne said...

I thought he was black is proceeded with I thought he was normal.

Simply Curious said...

I don't think I've ever heard him being called Jack-O. The first thing that came to mind was a Jack-O-lantern...

I don't think he was ever normal...

Kim Thomas said...

RO!

Veronnica said...

yep... he used to be black, now he's just a circus freak. i feel sorry for HIS kids!

p.s. Mr. Ketchup?

Queen B said...

yeah, who explains his color change to his own kids? and his nose issues? poor guys...

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

Kim left the 80's channel on in my car. I left it that way for 3 days until the kids couldnt handle it anymore.

Heard a couple of his songs and realized that I used to like him

Teri said...

I would never let my kids listen to Michael Jackson or Prince