Sunday, October 26, 2008

I Kissed a Girl

"Mommy, Mommy, this is my favorite song!" says my 11-year-old son.

What?! This song that is about girls kissing girls? Which, in my opinion, is really only about titillating men who are interested in girls kissing girls, because in my own ignorant-about-the-whole-issue opinion, no self-respecting lesbian could love this song. Please correct me if I'm wrong... This song that, in any case, talks about kissing people whose name you don't know, but that's okay because they are just your experiment...

Ok, calm down. The kid probably doesn't have any idea what is being sung. Maybe he thinks it's about boys kissing girls and he's starting to be interested in that possibility...that's okay...I guess...

Usually when my kids love a song with objectionable lyrics, I explain the lyrics to them and talk about why I'm not crazy about what the song has to say. But, in this case, that's a discussion that I think could get way too complicated for his 11-year-old brain! We have talked about what being gay means, but there is so much more in this song.

My answer to his declaration was a simple, "Oh? That's nice, honey." And not another word...

3 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

best left at that, he can discover all about it later in life, among his friends, and if there's an open relationship in the house, he'll even tell you he talked about it with them

mouse (aka kimy) said...

is it his favorite song because of the video or on it's own? if because of the vid, well I can see that.... talk about eye candy. of course words aside it does have a beat one can move too!!

I say your son is 11 going on 25!!

;)

Saretta said...

Kiwi - I hope he'll always feel free to talk to us!

Kimy - He hasn't seen the video as far as I know. I think he likes the beat more than anything else. He hasn't admitted an interest in females yet...who knows what's percolating inside him!