"Did ya do my iTunes, Ma?"
(Okay - first of all, when did I become "MA?" CANNOT stand that!)
Why, you ask, do I hate this question so very much?
Because, before I let Man-Child buy; I check the lyrics.
This time it wasn't so bad. There were only three songs.
But usually there are about 20 songs and it takes about 100 years to check on all of them!
And you know what? Usually, the songs he's trying to get by me?
Ummmm, ain't going to fly.
Yes, I realize that some of what we listened to was "racy." But you know what? I didn't realize just how "racy" it was until I was MUCH older (maybe because I was just naive - but I don't think so). And, do you know why that was???
Because most of the songs we heard used euphenisams and weren't quite so explicit.
The songs he wants are EXPLICIT and then some!
Any songs that denegrate women - gone!.
Any songs that denegrate the police - gone!
Any songs that glorify murder, drugs, gang-life, etc. - gone!
What does that leave you might wonder. Not as much as he'd like; but still plenty. And, it gives him an eclectic taste in music (at least as far as his peers go. How many 15 year olds do you know that like Frank Sinatra, Arrowsmith, Kid Rock (the tamer stuff), Toby Keith - and whoever the rap star of the day is??)
I'm not so hard core that if it's a little bit racy I delete. But there is racy and then there is explicit.
He tells me over and over how "it's just a song" and that it won't change "who he is" and he's probably right. But in the meantime....why should I take that chance? He is mine to monitor - so monitor I will.
Yes, I'm a mean mom....but you know what?? I absolutely revel in that label.