Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I kissed a girl

Okay. My 9-year-old son has been running around the house recently singing "I kissed a girl and I liked it, the taste of cherry chapstick..." I had no idea that it wasn't a song about a boy kissing a girl. I'm a bad mom. I'm clueless.

Tonight, I found out. It's not about a boy. It's about a girl who "kissed a girl and liked it."

Great.

Just what my 9-year-old needs to hear.

Look, I used to be a sex ed teacher. I'm no prude. I'm all for gay marriage. I live in Massachusetts for G-d's sake.

But...my 9-year-old? What is he learning from this?

So, like any good sex educator, I tried to find out. "So, J, what does that mean?" "It's about a girl who is kissing a girl, Mom," he replied knowingly. "She's not a lesbian. It's just a song, Mom."

"But why is she kissing a girl?"

"I don't know."

Oh.

1 comment:

Essie said...

LOL, I love those functional enlightening conversations, I have them every day. I found you from Manic Mommies. Cute song, gets stuck in the head with 5 dollar foot long subs.