This story originally appeared at Goodfullness by Christine.
One of the funniest parts of getting older is learning that the music you once thought was cool as a child is simply not going to cut it with today’s kids. We all remember the famous Vine clip of the dad playing Ja Rule for his kids, who were less than enthused. Parents are starting to catch on to this fun trend and embarrassing their kids in the process.
One Colorado mom is having a good time with this. Wendy Chupp Gossett spent over four hours caught in a traffic jam and she wasn’t going to let her circumstances get her down. While she and her son were caught in traffic, she decided to crank up the jams in their car. She was a little stir crazy and we appreciate her willingness to share her impromptu performance with the world. We’re willing to bet that her son was less pleased. One day, kids today will embarrass their kids by pretending that Drake or J Cole have never gone out of style!
For Wendy, she says that she was going for a “La La Land” type of thing. Those who have seen the movie will remember the traffic jam scene and can totally relate to this clip. Wendy decided to get out of her car and to dance! This is an impulse that we can all relate to, just like it’s a rite of passage to be embarrassed by our parents.
Who hasn’t been stuck in traffic and wanted to just get out and dance? What song did Wendy Gossett choose? Backstreet Boys, of course. While her son may have preferred something like “Mo Bamba” or “Sicko Mode,” there’s nothing wrong with adding a little Backstreet Boys into your life.
Nick Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boys, saw the clip and gave it his seal of approval. His Tweet had us roaring with laughter. He told dancing-mom Wendy to get back into her car, but on the bright side, he did approve of her song choice. Anyone who has ever been humiliated by singing and dancing family members is going to relate to this one a little too much!