Just a Little Somethin

by Chris on August 17, 2011

I always struggle with personal stuff on here. It’s generally a decorating blog, but… A couple of weeks ago, I took my daughter to her first concert.  We literally just walked in the door from Florida, and we were both exhausted. But for Taylor Swift? We pushed through.
I could go on and on about how our girls emulate the wrong images today and how we have to be very careful about what our daughters think is the right way to represent themselves, but let me just say that I couldn’t be more thankful that my little one is a Taylor Swift fan.
I’ve been to a LOT of concerts, so I was a little apprehensive about the other girls my little one might be seeing. We got there, and I was thrilled. No moms trying to look like their teenage daughters (well, that might be an overstatement); no teenagers trying to look like…well, something other than teenagers; no illegal substances pluming through the air.
It was just girls. Girls who are in love with love. Girls who believe they deserve to be treated right. Girls who are empowered by other girls. Alright. I’m getting preachy. I want to share this video of my little one at her first concert and how one brief moment solidified her love for Taylor Swift. Forever.


P.S. Don’t pay any attention to the cackly, overjoyed mom in the background.



Christina @ Christina's Adventures August 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm

oh. my. word! Your daughter is the cutest…and I’m 25, and I love Taylor Swift!! What a great “role model”…and how incredibly AWESOME is it that she hugged her!? AHHH!! Love it!!

Amy August 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Aw, as a mother of 2 girls who adore Taylor, it got a little dusty in here watching that. SO COOL.

Amy ♥ August 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

My girls love Taylor Swift too. I was thinking about bringing them to a concert but I too wasn’t sure how that would be. I’ll have to look into it now, thanks!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. August 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Olivia is adorable! And she must have been over the moon thrilled! What a special memory for both of you!

nichole August 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

aww…precious memory there!! My almost 7 year old LOVES Taylor Swift too and I am thrilled she picked her above all the others out there..lets hope she stays just as amazing and true to herself as she has this far!

SillySimple August 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Taylor really manages to strike that balance between being a “real person” and a music star, she really is fabulously grounded.

Love that your daughter had a good time at the concert!

Molly August 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm

This is too cute, I got teary eyed watching it! The joy in her eyes is too much…what a great memory!

Michele August 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

My daughter and I both love Taylor Swift – our new fave this summer has been The Band Perry – Kimberly reminds us a lot of TS and their song “All Your Life” has become our song. If you’d like to hear them:


The video is priceless!! Your daughter’s expression – isn’t that what makes mommyhood so much fun, sharing the love!

xoxo michele

Mandi August 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

This absolutely made my day!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos August 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

One of the only down sides to being a mom to all boys is that I have no excuse to be at a Taylor Swift concert! I love that you were able to take your little girl, and that she got a hug :) How awesome is that? So sweet!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely August 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

AW!!! That is awesome!! Love the look on her face! :) Too fun!

Janet August 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Saw Taylor with my girl earlier this summer at her first concert! So amazing! That was the sweetest video ever! Your girl is adorable!

Joii C. August 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Enjoy every minute of it! There’s nothing like a Mama and her baby girl. That’s a truly unique relationship.

Kim August 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Thank you for the post!!! That is so awesome that your daughter got a hug from Taylor Swift, and to make it better you have it on video forever!!!

Karen August 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Wow, how awesome was that?! I am also taking my daughter (age 10) to her first ever concert, TAYLOR SWIFT!!!, October 8. Such an inspiring role model. We are both so excited!

Kala August 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm

How cool is that…what a special memory for your daughter. I am so glad she got to go and be hugged by Taylor Swift:):)

Brooke August 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

SO refreshing to read a positive review after I read the mostly scathing review on Huffington Post today.

Lisa August 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I felt the same way when I took my daughter to Taylor! Love how refreshingly clean and sweet her music and the audience were!

Lisa August 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

PS your daughter is a cutie pie!

LindaSonia August 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

oh my goodness gracious!! How awesome for your sweet daughter!!!!

Jennifer August 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Oh my! I got a little teary eyed on that one!

Cheri August 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

How sweet that you were able to share this “special” moment with Olivia.

Selena August 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

What a special mom/daughter date memory! Her sweet “expression of happy” warmed my heart and made me cry… How precious of a captured moment. Thanks for sharing your family.

ella August 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

That was awesome!

Cathy August 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Great video.. How exciting for her.

Ashley | Domestic Fashionista August 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

OMG…Olivia hugged Taylor Swift! She must read your blog! lol! How special is Olivia!!!

Chris August 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Oh yeah. Taylor was all, “Oh my gosh! It’s Just a Girl’s daughter!” Funny, Ashley.:) Such a fun night!

marie August 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

VERY cool!!!! My daughter’s first concert was Taylor Swift ….such a good show! What a lucky girl to get a hug!

Christine August 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Very exciting!!! and for the “cackling” mom….completely justified. :D

Athena August 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Oh my goodness! Her face was priceless! Of course Taylor couldn’t resist!!! :)

Richella at Imparting Grace August 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Chris, that is just awesome. I can hardly believe it!

I don’t have daughters–just three sons–but all three of them love Taylor Swift. My oldest son is nearly as old as Taylor. He’s a musician, and he likes Taylor Swift not only because she’s a good singer but also because she’s a bona fide musician. (Of course, the fact that she is beautiful doesn’t hurt.)

Anyway, if I were a teenage boy listening to Taylor Swift’s music, I’d think about how I treated my girlfriend!

polly dove August 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm

AWESOME!!!! Her expression is just the cutest!!!! How fun for you guys!

Upscale Downhome August 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I’m a grown up girl and love the message she sends to all girls: little and grown up. What an amazing moment for your daughter!

Denise Reilly August 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Hold on…that was the CUTEST thing I have seen in a long time! Your daughter is absolutely adorable and the look on that face was priceless~! I have tears in my eyes and have replayed it four times now! They grow up too quickly. Enjoy it!!

Brenna August 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm

You go on with your cackling, overjoyed self for days! That was great! What a fun moment for your daughter.

Kari August 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I loved that! I have four boys, ranging from 20 down to 12, and they all love Taylor Swift! (me too!)

Stephanie August 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm

WOW, how fortunate you captured that on video!! Her expression …priceless! Reason I’m crying…PMS? peri-menopause? unexplainable!!

Debra from Bungalow August 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm

OM Gosh! what a great memory for her! I’m thrilled for you both. She’s a cutie and so are you!

Traci August 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Oh my goodness, HOW STINKIN AWESOME! What a great memory for you and your daughter!

Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

Erin @ How to Nest for Less August 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm


Janice August 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm

How cool was that!!! I love Taylor Swift, but doubt I could ever get anyone to go to a concert with me!

Kathy August 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

my 2 girls and I also love love love Taylor Swift, we went to a concert too and LOVED it. that is the coolest that you had her on video and she hugged your daughter! awesome!!!! I would have been the crying Mom so don’t worry about sounding too overjoyed! LOL

Tabitha August 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

So cute!!! How fun!


Brook @ BeingBrook August 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I love Taylor Swift! Love the look of sheer joy on your little gal’s face when Taylor hugged her! So awesome for her!

Jenn August 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

LOVE it!!!!! And I too am glad my daughter (who is almost 13) is a Taylor Swift fan!

gemma August 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

That totally made me cry! Has your daughter come down from cloud nine yet?! or you?!!

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Me too, Gemma! She’ll come in the room sometime and just say, “Mommy, can you believe that Taylor Swift HUGGED me??” It’s too funny!

Lisa August 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm

How awesome for her! Brought tears to my eyes. So sweet!

maureen August 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Let me tell you what I did not expect to happen when I started reading your post – I did NOT expect to cry. But man oh man, I just immediately cried seeing that video. I don’t even know that I could recognized a Taylor Swift song, though I have heard she is great. After, reading how fabulous the concert was, and then to see your daughter’s smile… brought me to tears. Happy tears.

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I love that, Maureen! I still cry at it, too, and I’ve seen it 30 times! You’re too sweet. Thank you!

Heather August 17, 2011 at 11:20 pm

This totally brought me to tears. Her expression, the excitement in your voice, what a memory! And I love your little side editorial ;)

Cindy August 18, 2011 at 12:07 am

I have two girls who LOVE Taylor Swift and so do I!!! We went to just see her in 2008 when she opened for Keith Urban. She does empower the girls (and moms)! I can’t say enough about her…especially now that she hugged your daughter. Thanks for sharing.

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Same here, Cindy! She’s just fabulous.

Lolly Jane August 18, 2011 at 2:04 am

i love this post. and i love taylor too..i hope she continues to be a great role model. your daughter is ADORABLE! (:
xoxo, kelli & kristi

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Thank you!! My fingers are crossed that she doesn’t change. Girls need good role models, eh? Thanks for stopping by!

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries August 18, 2011 at 5:30 am

I love your crazy voice on that – it cracks me up. I love Taylor Swift – it’s so rare to see such a good girl not going crazy from fame. Her and Carrie Underwood.How cool are you to take her to this? My mom would have NEVER ever done this!

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Yeah, I’m pretty sure my mom wouldn’t have taken me either. :( That cackle. Good lord. Just focus on Olivia. :)

Southern Gal August 18, 2011 at 6:45 am

A hug and you caught it on tape?! Amazing!

Missy August 18, 2011 at 7:21 am

I LOVED it!! Your daughter is so precious…and I would have cackled too! I mean sheesh…how many people can watch their daughter experience something like that?! She will never forget that as long as she lives! :)
Hugs to you girlie!

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

You’re right, Missy! I’m pretty sure neither one of us will forget about it. What a great night. Thank you for your sweet comment.

Jen August 18, 2011 at 9:37 am

I’m taking my little girl next month! I’m so glad to know that it was such a great experience for you…makes me more excited!

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Let me know what you think, Jen! I hope it’s as great an experience for you as it was for us!

Kimberly August 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I love Taylor Swift for the same reason. I was so excited for Olivia I almost cried. That look of pure joy was so beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing.

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Kimberly, my husband and I have watched it no less than 30 times JUST to see that look over and over! It’s heart melting. Thank you!!!

Karissa August 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

That’s wonderful! I hope she remembers forever!

On a side-note, I have to ask – was this the same concert?

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

It wasn’t, Karissa (thank goodness). But you’re right–she’ll remember it forever!

Laura Nygaard August 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm

We are big Taylor Swift fans here as well. Going to our 3rd concert next Sat! And Dad goes too!
I have to give credit to her parents, they obviously did something right!

Mandy August 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

Oh, Chris! That is AWESOME that you caught it on tape!!!
Taylor Swift did a fundraiser here in Nashville in May to raise money for tornado victims. The concert was supposed to be their final dress rehearsal before kicking off the tour. It was awesome, I’m so glad we took Olivia (her first concert too)…I appreciate Taylor Swift so much for being such a great role model!

Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Agreed on all accounts, Mandy! Thanks for stopping by!

Tanya Anurag August 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Oooo.. your daughter was sooooo happy to be hugged by Taylor Swift and why not!! A moment to be cherished for ever. :) I would have gone crazy if I were in her place.

Mrs. Jones August 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Hello friend! It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by. Your blog is still amazing!

I just took my daughter to see Taylor Swift in Chicago, and it was really great. I liked her before, but I’m a big fan now. I love the message of self respect she gives to her fans. (Her song telling off John Mayer was brilliant!) She is an impressive young lady.



Chris August 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Hello, Friend is right! It HAS been awhile! What a nice surprise to see your comment! Thanks for stopping by, Heather!

chris August 20, 2011 at 1:38 am

amazballs. that made me a little teary!

janmary, N Ireland August 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Took my daughters to their first ever concert earlier this year – Taylor Swift, here in N Ireland! It is not often our musical tastes cooincide!

We weren’t quite close enough for a hug, but loved every minute of the concert.

Chris August 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I agree. The hug was certainly a bonus, but we would have loved it regardless! Glad you got to see her, too!

Julie August 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Good for you! I love your message. So cute to see your video. It actually brought a tear to my eye. You are a great mom!

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