My kids are a little sheltered. They are young so I have no problem with that fact. As they get older that will not be the case so I am holding onto little shreds of innocence as long as I can.
In our house “swear words” are stupid, dumb and fart. Often described by my kids as the s-word, the d-word and the f-word, I get a little nervous when we are out in public and one of them exclaims loudly, “Mom, Hannah just said the f-word!!!” Good times.
In that vein we also try not to listen to radio that has questionable lyrics. Often times this completely rules out listening to much more than Veggie Tales CDs, but occasionally I will throw caution to the wind and turn on the regular radio and see what happens. With Katy Perry ruling the airwaves it is a risky proposition.
So when the epitome of high class music “I’m Sexy and I Know It” came on I did a quick change of the station. Lily, being a wise 3rd (ack soon to be 4th) grader said she knew that song because kids sing it sometimes at school even though it is VERY inappropriate (inappropriate is a favorite word of hers).
Hannah, not to be out down proclaimed that one of her little friends sings that song a lot and began to sing the lyrics.
“I’m sixty and I know it!!!”
Then she got very solemn and serious and pronounced it to be a naughty song. Later in the week Hannah caught my mom giggling to herself and saying, “I’m sixty and I know it”. Hannah gasped and said, “COCO!!! That is a BAD word.” My mom, being quick on her feet, changed her age to reflect the correct number (sixty- something).
Hannah sighed a sigh of relief. Crisis averted. Who knew celebrating the big Six-O was so scandalous??!!!!
What lyrics do your kids sing wrong?