Living in a Bubble?
February 18, 2013 By 1 Comment
|As my now 10 year old girls are beginning to stretch their wings, I sometimes find myself hanging tighter to the rules.
Our current issue is music.
They want to listen to more current pop songs and to me, most of these are inappropriate. (Yes, this seems to be one of my favorite words lately, the girls tease me.)
On one hand, I remember my own 10 year old self listening to the radio and singing all the songs I could get my head around.
Did my mom have the same concerns?
Did she listen to the words and cringe as I have been doing?
I am not ready to let them have carte blanche at 10.
There are some songs that are fine and fun.
But, more often than not I feel the lyrics nagging at me saying, No.. this is not appropriate for a 10 or 11 year old, even if they aren’t understanding it.
So, there is a give and take.. we work out an acceptable station on Pandora that blends what they like with what I feel comfortable with.
*Sigh* I know this is only the beginning of compromise that we will work through these next vital years.
Would love to hear your thoughts and challenges..post below