By now, you’ve probably seen the YouTube video of the little boy who cried when his father told him “You’re not a Single Lady, buddy” as he joined his sisters in dancing to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” from his car seat. The dad quickly backtracked — “Yeah, you are. Yeah, you are. You’re a Single Lady” — but it was too late. Watch it after the jump.
This got me wondering: What pop culture truth devastated you — tears optional — when you were young? After seeing a photo of myself in which I looked an awful lot like The Sound of Music’s littlest Von Trapp, Gretl, I thought I might have filmed the movie and was just too young to remember. But no. I’d just been more adorable than I would ever be again. Your turn.