After weeks of begging, I sat down with DJ to help her redeem her iTunes gift card and load new music on her iPod. She had gotten the gift card on her birthday in March, but didn’t want to use it until she had a list of music she wanted.
Tonight, she came down with iPod in hand and list in the other asking if we could redeem it. Sure, why not. iTunes was already up on my Mac, and nothing else was going on.
We downloaded a few albums. A couple of Disney stars and another pop band that gets played on a local radio station. As I’m scrolling through my iTunes library finding what I had downloaded, DJ was making interesting discoveries.
“You have Led Zeppelin?! I love Led Zeppelin!”
“What song of Led Zeppelin do you know?”
“That one”, and she points to the Immigrant Song. I play it, and she starts singing along. Guess she does know it.
Sir Mix-A-Lot is also in my playlist. I have one of the Charlie’s Angels soundtracks, and Baby Got Back is on it. I play it after she makes a comment about it, and she sits next to be laughing hysterically. I guess her friends sing it a lot at school.
So, I play for her Ida Maria, a Norwegian singer who is popular for her song I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked – a song that embarrasses the hell out of DJ.
During the middle of it, she tells me it reminders of a graphic in the paper today. Two people, a man and a woman, who are naked except for the triangles covering their, you know, their parts.
Being the good mom that I am, I ask her what parts the triangles are covering.
She says, “You know, the woman’s breasts and her….Momo, don’t make me say it.”
Her red face is only encouraging me by this time – and she hasn’t fled the room yet.
“DJ, what are you talking about? I don’t understand. “
“You know….their,… you know….”
I lean over and whisper, “Did it cover the boy’s penis?”
She screams, “MOMO!!!” Then starts laughing hysterically almost falling off of the stool.
“DJ, I just want to make sure you know your anatomy.”
“Why? If I don’t, are you going to send me to medical school??”
It was my turn to laugh now.
If this is how she is at 9 years old, I can’t wait to embarrass her at 13 or 15 or 17.
Oh, and I should admit – both songs went on her iPod. I can’t wait to see her face when she finds them. I expect I will hear her scream “Momo!!”