Tuesday, May 24, 2011

There's a place downtown....

Today nothing blog worthy was happening, so I decided a trip to the grocery store was in order. When we got in the car I had forgotten that I had Ke$ha playing earlier, until it came on and her song "Take It Off" resumed playing. I cranked up the volume and I could see my tiny dancer in the back seat dancing to it. That's my girl. When it was over she asked to listen to it again. HELL YEAH! I freaking love that song.

When we were walking into the store she was singing it. Her lyrics weren't quite right and it was making me crazy. Finally in the produce department I stopped, looked at her and said, 
"The words are- 'there's a place downtown where the freaks all come around, there's a hole in the wall it's a dirty free for all', now you try it"

I look up and there is a mother/daughter combo, staring at me. The daughter, who is about 15, is looking at me with her jaw on the ground, mid text. Her gum almost fell out of her mouth. I shrugged and said "she likes Ke$ha."

I'm teaching my 4 year old lyrics to Ke$ha. How's that for a "parenting don't"?
On the upside, I don't have to listen to her sing it wrong. Which would probably ruin the song for me. I'm so glad I can bond with my daughter over whorish music.


  1. This is awesome!! That teenage girl was probably so jealous that you aren't her mom! Once in the grocery store Gracie started singing "OH Na NA, WHAT'S MY NAME?!" We got a couple of looks then too! What are we expected to do, have Barney playing at all times?!!

    I say Good for you for teaching the proper lyrics!

  2. Another post I can relate to. My 4-year-old daughter has been singing the lyrics to Travie McCoy's, "Billionaire" song. The problem is the word "frick'in" which she has now incorporated into her everyday language. I am also getting horrifed glares in the grocery store because of it:

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    Rachel :-)