Thursday, January 16, 2003

WATCH WHAT YOU SING: I'm good at memorizing song lyrics. Let me hear a song once or twice and I'll know most of the words. My husband can sing the same hymns that he's sung his entire life and he still needs to look at the words. Our three-year old is more like me. He knows the words to an amazing number of songs. He even knows all the words to the second verse of Jingle Bells, which I, at least, find impressive. I'm finding, though, that my misspent youth (or more precisely college years) are now coming back to haunt me. I memorized a lot of rather risque lyrics to formerly innocuous songs, so as to better make fun of the fraternities and sororities around me, but I'm now finding it awfully hard to switch back to the real words of these songs. And since my son is good at learning lyrics too, I know he'll remember whatever I sing. While I have no problem not swearing in front of my kids, since it wasn't something I really did anyway, I must guard my tongue carefully so that I don't hear my sweet 3-year old singing "tip me over and I put out" instead of the more traditional words to I'm a Little Teapot. Who knew there were so many ways to screw up your children?

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