This sweet, innocent child.
The one who did this last year.
Her favorite things in life? Mastering the monkey bars, reading any book to do with animals, watching Animal Planet, making Power Point slide shows, and listening to music. Not just any music, but rock. And not just any rock band, but Nickelback. For Madison, the sun rises and sets on the asses of these four guys.
Now mama here is not a rocker. Unless I'm stuck in the car with Jimmy I just don't listen to it. But Madison? Any time she has the chance she's got her MP3 player stuck in her ears. Daddy's fault of course. He's even uploaded all of Nickelback's songs on there for her.
So is it any wonder that I wasn't aware that one of Madison's favorite songs is titled S.E.X.?
Another song she loves is Just To Get High. This one she was curious about and asked me what it meant. I listened to the song and told her that Chad (lead singer) was telling a story about losing his best friend to drug use. I explained to her that he's telling this story so people will understand that using drugs can not only ruin their own life, but those of the people who love them. She got it. I thought it was a lesson well learned.
But I did not know about S.E.X.!
Yesterday, she asked me if she could go out front and use chalk on the driveway. I'm all for artistic expression, so, "Sure Madison! Have fun!"
This morning as Mikayla was taking her bike down the driveway for her ride to the bus stop she found something interesting. So interesting that she came back in the house to tell me about it.
"Mommy, have you seen the driveway?"
"It looks like Madison was writing out song lyrics and there's a word out there you should see. Bye!"
Once she left I waddled outside to see what she was referring to.
I almost wish I hadn't.
This is what I found.
For those who can't make out the words, it says:
Gotta be somebody
I'll come for you
What the bloody hell? I looked up the lyrics of S.E.X. and that ain't them!
So I did some more sleuthing, and thank God! She was just listing the name of songs on one particular album. But still. Should my almost-8-year-old be listening to this stuff? Is there any way to stop her now that her father has gotten her completely smitten with the band? So much so that Wednesday night they were at Nickelback's concert, where Madison stood in awe for 2 hours straight.
Can I take that away from her? No way! She's an innocent and doesn't know what sex is, so she listens to those lyrics with a completely different frame of reference than you or I would. At least for now.
Excuse me while I go hose down my driveway.
And take a Klonopin.
Pssst! If you love me, you might love my sister more. Go visit her at Jill's Believe it or Not, and tell her I sent you!