I realize that I'm not 13 year old girl with posters from Teen Beat and Bop hanging all over my bedroom. That ship sailed a long time ago. However, while I was at Walmart tonight I bought the new New Kids on the Block CD. It's true. I really needed to do it. There is something about the New Kids that always turns me into that 13 year old girl. While I no longer dream of becoming Mrs. Knight and I can admit that the dances and songs were a little cheesy, there is still that part of me that reverts to the girl that listened to The Right Stuff on repeat (okay, so I had to rewind it every few minutes on my tape player) and thought of whatever boy I liked at that moment. I had a New Kids scrapbook, I had that huge button to wear on my jean jacket, I made my Dad record them every time they were on TV. I was a fan. A big fan.
While a lot of time has passed and my musical taste has evolved, I can admit that I was excited when I heard of the NKOTB reunion. And it's kind of nice to know that no matter how old I am, I will always be that 13 year old girl. And maybe, just maybe, deep down I do still dream of becoming Mrs. Knight.