Stephanie Mayfield, 41, humiliated herself Tuesday night when she decided to play Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill as the family dinner time music.
"You guys don't know what good music is," Stephanie said as she fired up the dinning room CD player for the first time in a year.
"I played this for two months straight when it came out," said the mother of three daughters ages 8, 12 and 14.
What followed was the first time Stephanie had been bathed in children's laughter since a horrible incident in middle school.
She seemed genuinely surprised as the girls mocked a staple of her childhood, "you outta know."
The children's father could only cringe over what reminded him of bad high school poetry.
Stephanie pursed her lips as Trisha, the 12-year-old, got laughs suggesting the album should have been called whiney little bitch.
Her face was beet red as she skipped forward halfway through "one hand in my pocket."
The girls bonded as they repeated particularly bad lines to one another.
Stephanie, perhaps remembering the original '90s backlash, stopped the CD before "ironic."
"No dessert," Stephanie yelled, "everyone up to bed!"
Groans and moans accompanied the march upstairs.
"And what are you writing?" she asked, glaring at her husband. "I don't give a fuck about your deadline."
Oh, family life.
Morissette could not be reached for comment.