The Young and the Restless on December 26, features Nick Newman the father trying to put together a Christmas his sons Connor and Christian. As Nick gets frustrated with not being able to put together the toy “without an engineering degree,” his sister, Victoria, who may know him better than anyone in the Newman family asks, “Did you read the directions?” That would be everyone’s house on Christmas!
Peter Gabriel wrote a song in 1978 called D.I.Y. where he says in a tone that is more enthusiastic than angry in the England’s English slang far than (American) English.
There is a beauty to doing things yourself, building things with your children. If there is one thing that Nick has learned from his dad Victor is being close to your sons and guiding their character takes precedence over anything in life.
The phrase “my favorite mistake” in American English simply means- “I failed in an endeavor. However, by failing I was freed up and a much better situation presented itself. ”
Sheryl Crow’s My Favorite Mistake is a brilliant lyric on its own. It reads as well as a poem as a song. Good fun drama.
The song is fantastic, as the bass line sounds like classic Rolling Stones or Tho Who or The Pretenders. That said, the lyric in the song,
Young and the Restless has gotten crisp and brilliant. The writing has improved so much over the past 12 years I stand and applaud adjusting to social situations of extreme sensitivity with equanimity.
“Don’t you know when you go
It’s the perfect ending,
To the bad day,
I’d gotten used to spending.
Don’t you know,
When you go you’re my favorite mistake.”
That high level of sardonic conversation was reflected perfectly as character Jack Abbott and Nikki Newman on season 46, episode 74.