How Inappropriate…But So Funny

I’m pretty sure I just heard my daughter sing the words “I’m feeling sexy and free”. Yep, I did! She just turned 4. Awesome. *Facepalm*

I love listening to my kids sing songs on the radio. Most of the time they have no idea what the actual words are so they just make things up. It can be quite comical.

When my son was 2-years old, he started paying attention to music and really got into it. His favorite song? S&M by Rihanna. Imagine a 2-year old singing “chains and whips excite me”. Again…Awesome!

I will admit, we laughed. We laughed a lot! I probably even have some videos of him singing it.

My husband and I talked a lot about how inappropriate some of the song lyrics really were for kids. I always told myself it wasn’t a big deal. Come on the kid was 2! He had no idea what he was singing. Hell, I seem to recall myself belting out “Like a virgin, touched for the very first time” when I was just a bit older. I had no clue what it even meant. I turned out OK (mostly). So will he.

This topic does continue to plague us though. Each year the songs seem to get a little more racy. It could just be that I’m getting older…though I’m not going to admit to that. They also start paying closer attention to what they are singing. Just the other day they were listening to a song that said “put your hands up to the sky”. They busted up laughing and swear it said “Poop your panties up to the sky”.

I know it’s only a matter of time before they start asking what some of these lyrics mean. At this point, I’ve decided I’m OK with that. I’ll take it as an opening to have some tough conversations. In the meantime, I will keep on laughing…without them knowing of course!

How do you handle inappropriate songs/lyrics?

One Comment on “How Inappropriate…But So Funny”

  1. My hubby and I have been having this same conversation lately. My daughter is almost 6. She loves to sing to the songs on the radio. There are a few songs I censor ( by turning the volume down at certain parts) others we change the words to sometimes. But really did you ever notice how many songs say Hell? Even our sweet, family favorite taylor swift is not always so innocent. But then again you make a valid point about songs from our childhood. At 6 I was also singing Madonna and Michael Jackson. Not always the most appropriate songs for our parents to let us listen to. Love your blog and thoughts on motherhood.

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