You don't know me. I'm okay with that. This is my search for insignificance.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Parenting Is Its Own Party
While swimming with my kids, Party Rock Anthem came over the sound system. My 11-year old, who has her own iPod going on 6 months now, asked if she could have this song. Reminding her of a previous conversation, I told her no. The band LMFAO sings the song, which is reason #1.
She pressed and wanted to know why, if the song was okay. Having previewed the video as part of my culture watching (for youth ministry purposes), I knew the song wasn't exactly clean either. I told her it wasn't a good party.
I know the tune is catchy, but bad things are happening at that party. Having had other discussions about bad parties, I was again able to remind her of the kinds of things that can happen at parties. A light of understanding started to cross her face.
About that time my wife, along with our 6-year old, swam nearby. She was singing along with the radio, 'Party rock is in the house tonight...'
It appears we need to have more group discussions.