Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This just in...

Drew commented:

Doesn't Nelly Furtado have a new song out called "Promiscuous Girl"? Maybe your kids are listening to those lyrics a little closer than you might think. A quick Google search turned up a Frank Zappa song with promiscuous in it as well. Are either of those in heavy rotation in the Mullen household?

No---but you're right on the money with the Nelly Furtado reference. They heard it at the neighbors' house. Anna has been hanging out a lot with the ten year old girl next door---who has 13 and 15 year old brothers. My kids are the youngest in the neighborhood so they're just sucking up all this pre-teen/teen stuff prematurely. There's nothing to do about it except... keep 'em talking to us about it. Just what I wanted...

My little Anna, she really is just the cutest little goofiest thing with a soft voice and a little lisp, sang a bit of Promiscuous Girl to us:

Promiscuous girl
Wherever you are
I’m all alone
And it's you that I want

Promiscuous boy
You already know
That I’m all yours
What you waiting for?

That's pretty inocuous, I guess. But last night, after I posted, I was informed that the same sweet little girl next door had translated the lyrics from the Gorillaz "Dare" for Anna. I posted "Dare" a little while ago; its here. I admitted that I wasn't really sure that I knew what the lyrics were really about but now my kids believe they do. Here's what the lyric actually is:

You got to press it on you
You just, think it, that's what you do it
That's what you do, baby
Hold it down, DARE

And this is how it was translated for my daughters:
"you got to press it on you means jump on me so we can have sex"

Nice. Good thing we live in a great neighborhood, right?


Anonymous said...

Well isn't that special. You just have to teach them right from wrong and they'll have to figure out how to handle things they're exposed to, that's all you can do. You already have the communication thing down so if you can only keep from "freaking out" it will work out. Your Aunt Mary told me one time about a song Sonny Man was singing as a small little guy "I just have a hard time listening to him singing look at me I'm Sandra Dee lousy with virginity". The only difference was he never asked for an explanation of the lyrics, thank goodness. Good Luck to you kiddo, it's only starting.


Drew said...

Julie and I have already joked that we are going to only let Layla play with our neighbors who just had the twins. We know them and their beliefs, but we aren't so sure about the rest of the brats, um, I mean kids in the rest of the neighborhood. :-)