After reading a post from my cousin's blog yesterday and writing this today I might be like the lady at Redbox in Kroger.....
My kids love music and being a totally cool mom, so do I. Soooooo, we're in the car this morning listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry w/ Snoop. Yes, I understand a song that involves Snoop might not be 100% appropriate for kids, but it has a great summertime beat! Also, I like to believe that they are not really paying attention to the words or to the meanings of the phrases in some songs. Kinda like me, when I was a kid listening to Darling Nikki and was completely, and I mean completely, clueless about its content. Pre-teen daughter is not this way. She is overly attentive to all that is going on around her.
So there we are in the car and as always my son tries to sing along with songs whether he knows the words or not (he gets that from his grandpa) and here comes the part where K. Perry sings "sex on the beach" and son sings "socks on the beach". Daughter immediately says "What did you just say?" Son says "socks on the beach" I quickly interject with a 'Don't say another word' look on my face in the direction of daughter. However, Dr. Ruth decides she wants to clear a few things up for her brother. "That's not what she says", she tries to explain. "Quiet", says now very annoyed mother. Daughter continues, "But mom, that's not what she says". "Dear daughter", I say, "Your brother is 7 and yes she says 'socks on the beach' ". "Let me explain, sweet innocent boy," I say, "Sometimes people go to the beach with socks and tennis shoes on and then when they get there, they take them off so they can put their feet in the water. So "socks on the beach" means that people have taken off their shoes and socks to go into the water to have a good time.
There, all set. Son stays innocent for another day and daughter is actually impressed with my quick response and entertained by my explanation. Tally one for mom and no more Snoop Dog with the kids in the car.