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    Thursday, February 05, 2009

    Sign Of The Times

    We visited the dentist yesterday. Maggie has her first cavity growing on her back tooth, and it was getting to the point where I could see it growing worse every day. So we headed off to the dentist's office. It's a decent amount of time in the car to get there, so as we drove, Emma, who is now big enough to ride in the front seat, and I had a good conversation about school. She began telling me how they were learning to play "Kiss The Girl" on the steel drums.

    Maggie piped up from the back seat, and said she knew that song. She hears it on the radio all the time. I was confused, as I absolutely refuse to listen to Radio Disney, and couldn't for the life of me figure out where she would have heard that song.

    She began singing it at the top of her lungs. "'I kissed a girl, and I liked it....'" She sang. And sang.

    Totally not the right song, but wow, was I a little shocked. I don't listen to music like that for 2 reasons. 1, I hate Pop music. It just doesn't feel right to me to BeBop along to kid-like DJ music. 2, the lyrics of that song, and a lot of other Pop songs are atrocious. I'm still not sure where she heard it, especially enough times to pick up the words so perfectly.

    So here we are, buzzing along to get Maggie's first cavity filled as she sings a song about a first time lesbian encounter. We had a lot of firsts that day.


    7 Response(s):

    ClistyB said...

    Radio Disney's not lookin all that bad now, huh?
    Radio Disney is like kid shows, the parents dont get all that much out of it, but the kids DIG it.

    Nurse Heidi said...

    Wowzers. Alan is the music man in our house, and he downloads all sorts of stuff onto his iPod. The kids have faves that they request. I tend to not even pay attention to lyrics, but Rachel picks up on them very very quickly. So I guess the moral of the story is to be careful what we play 'cause it'll come back to haunt me, most likely in the middle of church or some other inoportune time. But I do think your story is funny anyway :).

    Kalli Ko said...

    that song makes me want to vomit

    Kathie said...

    I know exactly what you mean. Today I was cleaning with Ren and he was singing "Roxanne" word for word.--He plays Rockband too much!

    grannybabs said...

    I clearly remember hearing my kids sing along the words to songs - and before that I guess I hadn't really listened to the words!

    There is a moral here!!

    So now I have my grandkids listen to CDs in the car!!

    Shar said...

    Wow. It's amazing what kids pick up on.

    My kid crashed his toy car into the wall and said "Oh s*%t". That is totally my fault.

    Jacob said...

    I am here to nit pick ... cavities do not grow ... they decay!