02 August 2011

No, No, No

Rehab came on in the car the other day, shortly after Amy Winehouse had died.

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'...

The girlie was in the back seat, so I paused the song and took a moment to talk to her about drugs and rehab and what it all meant.

A few days later, it popped up again, Rehab, that is. This time, the girlie said to me "Grandma says she did go to rehab". So we talked about that, and that sometimes rehab doesn't work, and you have to do it again. I probably should have said something about how song lyrics are a kind of story-telling, but I didn't think of it at the time.

All the while, though, I was feeling a little befuddled at the idea of my 7 year old girl having a conversation with her 80 year old grandmother about Amy Winehouse and rehabilitation. Only quite some time later it occurred to me that perhaps they hadn't been talking about Amy Winehouse and drugs, but that maybe Grandma had said that she, Grandma, had gone to rehab after her hip replacement, or her knee replacement, or her back surgery...

6 comments:

slouchy said...

When I told my husband about Winehouse's death, he said,

"No, no, no...."

Mean, but still I laughed.

the sandwich life said...

HAH! I wonder what you 7 year old is thinking about her grandmother!! lol

alejna said...

A lovely case of pronoun reference ambiguity further addled by multiple word senses. (I'm very amused by the idea of your daughter possibly thinking that her grandma was in rehab for drugs.)

Marty said...

So your mom is a party animal, eh?

Mental P Mama said...

Oh, dear. This crazy world we live in....

the queen said...

Someone at work quoted a tweet: "I think we areall losing sight of the fact that Amy Winehouse WAS sober for a week."