Originally Posted by annettemarie
I learned this when my daughter was singing "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" at the top of her lungs on her way into Vacation Church School.
ROFL, I woke up to that song this morning. My husband set the alarm to this country station, and I usually listen to it for awhile if I don't wake up before the alarm clock. Country songs can be really strange!
|I stopped listening to a lot of musicals, which is my favorite style, when the kids were singing back the lyrics and I realized how inappropriate it was. Rent, Spring Awakening, Avenue Q. When they were climbing on the table to pretend to light the Advent wreath while singing "We could light the candle" I transferred it all to my MP3 player and made it my gym music.
Heheheh, we listened to The Internet is for Porn driving from PA to VA a few years ago because it was on this mix CD that DH made for the drive. I wanted to FFwd past the song, but the kids wanted to hear it. I kept telling my daughter they were saying the Internet is for CORN because you can buy corn online. We were laughing about it and I made up a whole scenario about why the Internet is for corn. But then especially when she saw the WoW video set to that song, the masturbate word leaped out at her, and she asked about that, so I guess she realized it wasn't corn, although I don't think I've ever really told her what porn is--my husband might have, however, at least to a point.
I'm not the biggest Rent fan out there, but I find myself singing the first line of Light My Candle whenever candles are being lit.
I remember listening to Les Miserables and Miss Saigon in the car with my nephew and niece, and they'd listen to the story and ask if someone had died and all that, then I'd have to explain the whole story, then later on they'd ask for the song where the girl died or killed herself or whatever.
I don't particularly censor things, but I don't see a problem with it. I don't want my children internalizing some cultural notions, and if I do turn something off, it's because I don't like it and don't want to promote it, and I will tell them that. They are free to believe what they want to believe, but I have to at least stand up for my values.