I’m very proud of the musical playlist that I have put together so that my daughters can earn a respect for classic rock songs from pre-Gaga days. And, I encourage them to talk about these songs.
“Every Breath You Take” comes on.
Julianna: Daddy, what is this song about?
Me: Well, there’s a boy who really likes a girl, and he is basically stalking her.
I have said too much.
J: What’s stalking?
Me: Crap. Well, he wants to watch her all the time. And everything she does.
“Every move you make.
Every breath you take.
I’ll be watching you…”
J: That’s like really creepy
Isabella (she’s 7): Like in the bathroom?
J: That’s super creepy.
Me: Yeah, well… Maybe we should skip to the next song. [click.]
Iz (again, she’s 7): Daddy, what is a “very kinky girl?”
Iz: And, why would you not take her home to your mother?
I’m rethinking my whole philosophy that Rock and Roll should never be age-appropriate.