When Scarlett Grows Up

One of the few things Dan and I don’t agree on when it comes to child rearing is what they can and can’t listen to musically speaking. He is constantly telling me we shouldn’t let them listen to pop music, that we should only buy them Kidz Bop or other kid-friendly CDs. I’m from camp “they don’t understand 90% of what they are hearing”, but after this recent revelation, I’m forced to admit that he may be right.

Little Miss Scarlett was quietly listening to my iPhone, when she suddenly takes off the headphones and says “Mommy, when I grow up, I need a bicycle, star earrings, things to cover my boobies and no shirt.” I grab the phone to see she is listening to “When I Grow Up” by the Pussycat Dolls. Of course it doesn’t help that the iPhone shows the cover art for the songs … which is where Scarlett got her fashion ideas from.

So, where do you stand? Do you think pop music is too suggestive for young kids?

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