Jane’s Daughter Puts Dinosaurs On Notice

This isn’t the best pop song I’ve ever heard. But it made me giggle.


My daughter shared this with me on our mother/daughter date this weekend. And I absolutely MUST share it with you. But first, a little history.

Ever since my daughter “became a woman” visits to the mall are a little more entertaining. Every good mother says this, so I’ll just join the crowd, “My daughter is gorgeous.” Really. She turns heads. And I’ll never forget the first time I noticed two teenage boys ogling her. I turned into this crazy, bugged-eyed, red-faced dragon and I practically leapt down their throats with her pulling me away in shame and embarrassment. My baby was only 12 – barely a teenager herself. Horny little toads!

I thought that was bad. Ha! Then men started noticing her. Young men. But still. Men. And since she was fully developed (if you know what I mean) she could look older than she was. So I’ll forgive them this once.

So you have the horny teens and the young men who don’t know any better. Fine. I got used to it.

Now, my daughter’s definition of a dinosaur is anyone over 30. And since she’s only 17, that’s fine by me. I wear my fossilized label proudly. And you should, too! But there are some dinosaurs that need to stick with their own species.

You know who I’m talking about.

The creepy older men. Much older. Who are beyond embarrassment. Who probably have children of their own that age. Who are oblivious to their wandering eyes and spittle on their chin. Ewwwwwwww.

A few years ago we were at EPCOT in Walt Disney World during the Food and Wine Festival. By early evening, drunks were everywhere. One man, definitely a dinosaur, was obviously inebriated. Drooling over her. His eyes savoring every…I have to stop there. It was too creepy. I pushed her in front of me and said, “She’s only 14!” He licked his lips and said, “I know.”

Ewwwww. Ewwwww. Ewwwww.

“D-I-N-O-S-A   U R a dinosaur! Hittin’ on me…whaaaaa?”

She’s aware that she’s an object in some men’s eyes. She’s good at ignoring it. And even better at laughing about it.


Filed under Growing Up, Observations

17 responses to “Jane’s Daughter Puts Dinosaurs On Notice

  1. Nicki

    Ewww! Can’t say much more than that.

  2. suzicate

    Yuck…dirt old men! The video says it all!

  3. Gross. Isn’t it hard enough to be a young person without having to deal with suggestive looks from the dinosaurs walking in your midst? It looks like you and your daughter have found evidence that some dinosaur species need to stay extinct!

  4. Having three daughters myself, been there, done that. makes you want to call the cops sometimes on these perverts.

    My youngest actually asked me when she was younger if I rode a dinosaur to my high school prom. If she hadn’t been so young she probably would not have made it to teenhood!

    As for the vido…I just saw that singer on the Grammy’s the other night and asked my youngest who the heck she was. She was trying to explain and I wasn’t getting it. Thanks. Now I know! 🙂

  5. My husband would be out with the nail gun, working on her windows!

    Creepy older men…shudder.

  6. angelcel

    What’s worse than being out and about and spotting the lascivious looks is when a friend is standing in your hallway, spots your teenage daughter coming down the stairs and starts to make inappropriate comments about her. Yep, I’m afraid it happened to us. We don’t see him any more.

  7. EEEWWWW. Can you say P-E-D-O-P-H-I-L-E?! I’ve been there, done that with daughters…twice. Makes a mom want to get a conceal and carry permit. Of course, the mother bear “shooting nails” looks shuts most of them down quickly.

  8. Even though I am a married 29-year-old woman, I still look (come on! We all do). And I am somewhat shocked to notice how with each year in my life, the age of the men I will look at goes up by at least five years. So the men I thought were dinosaurs in my early twenties? Totally hot now.

  9. Love this!! Gross to the men…and yeah to your daughter and you…and funny cool song!!

  10. OMG! nasty nasty nasty dinosaurs!

  11. unabridgedgirl

    Ew…dirty old man.

  12. My husband is away with his laptop, leaving me with the tweaked computer. UGH!

    I remember being younger (and not pregnant) and feeling the eyes of dinosaurs on me. It would make me sick. I tried to explain it to my husband (who amazingly doesn’t look at younger women or at any women in my presence) and he couldn’t understand. If only he had a daughter.

  13. Ok, I’m sorry, but I can’t get the old guy at Disney World out of my head. I don’t know how you restrained yourself from not killing him. I would’ve if I had been there, walking by. Hmmm, maybe we could still track him down.

  14. Oh dear this is terrifying! Ewwwww is right! These things can be frightening and overpowering. I am so glad you and your girl are handling it together and laughing at it too! What strong, smart women!

  15. Yeah! And as an objective observer, it’s not just your Mom-goggles — she IS gorgeous.

  16. ck

    Gross. Just gross.

    It’s great that you guys are close and talk openly about these (gross) things, though!

  17. Ew. There’s not enough “ew” in the world to cover that. (I remember being in your daughter’s shoes and… ew!)

    It’s awesome that she’s aware of it enough to deal with it. Hopefully she won’t be ogled by anyone who’s too aggressive. In the meantime, I’d start practicing at the shooting range. 😉

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