Little Miss and I were dancing to “LMFAO” this morning. (I know, insert terrible taste in music comments here, Mark was DJ!)
Anyway, Little Miss sings “I’m sexy and I know it” whilst shaking her little tail-feather.
I’m maybe going to shock some people here BUT I always want to be honest so here it is:
I let Little Miss listen to any type of music, Rap, Country, RnB, Rock, Pop, everything, without censoring it. I also let her watch music video’s with sexy dancing in them…then wonder where she gets her awesome dance moves from.
Rihanna? Beyonce? Or are those women not considered sexy dancers because they are popular artists?? Is it only artists like 50 cent, Ludacris and Ice Cube that are considered to be exploiting women when they have women doing sexy dance moves in their videos? (And lyrics to match, I know…)
(She also listens to children’s music and does crazy/silly jumping around dancing too.)
I still feel like “young” parent, I had Little Miss when I was 28, so I still like to listen to the same music I did before I became a mummy. I still love Snoop, Tupac, Eminem and Jay-Z. I will ALWAYS shamelessly bust a move (even when I’m not able to) when I hear “Juvenile – Back that Ass up”, I just can’t help it.
Some of the music I listen to isn’t really made for the ears of children but what do I do about that? Stop listening?
I just can’t….its like telling me not to show my daughter who I really am.
I don’t feel like I’m protecting my daughter from the world by preventing her from watching music videos that are considered unacceptable, or for listening to songs with “bad” words in them. I always tell my daughter that she is beautiful, teach her to be confident and treat other people with respect, in the hope she will carry these things with her into her teenage and adult life.
If Little Miss asks what the words mean, I’ll explain them to her, but until then we’ll continue to play musical statues and have fun dancing to some pretty talented artists who’ve created some of the best beats/lyrics ever made.
What are your thoughts? I really do want to know them…
What music do you listen to, if any, with your kids? Do you pay close attention to the words in songs/images on music videos? Or do you save your own music for the times you are alone? (which for me are non-existent!)
And for those of you who don’t know my Juvenile TUNE…here it is.
Imagine me busting a move! (It’s brutal)