I was in the car, driving my sons back from skateboarding. Suddenly, Rod Stewart jumped out of my mouth.
It went something like this:
If you want my body
and you think I’m sexy
come on honey tell me so
Whhoooooooops! Did I actually sing that in front of my kids? Hahaha, I did. But I got the lyrics all wrong and it was much, much less vulgar, ok? (You can see misheard lyrics here.)
So, my kids went…..
“What la, what kind of music you all listen to in the 70s and 80s?”
They actually rolled eyes that we adults listened to junks like that.
This, I take as a good sign. Yeah, they do listen to Linkin Park, Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Simple Plan and all those loud musics. I do not nag but neither do I encourage.
My older kids are aware of the claim on Satan’s messages hidden in some of the songs. My eldest got the link and insisted that I had been ‘naughty’ because my atm and I listen to Eagle’s Hotel California. He even explained the meaning of Hotel California to me.
Hey, how about that? Mother kena lectured by the kids? Oh well, I am thankful that they are informed about all these hiddens elements and such. Credits go to their cathecism class teachers for turning religious lessons relevant to the current trend. As Catholic youths, a lot is expected from them compared to other religions. But I am sure with proper guidance from the parents, community, church and faith in God, they will turn out ok.
After all, I do turned out *quite* ok too, right? But I do hope other parents keep in touch with their kids and see that they do not fall too deep into the dark-side. It is very easy to forget that real parenting challenges start when the children reach teenage years and not toddlerhood.