Then as she started getting older, we listened to less and less of the kiddie music. I had to keep up with all of the parents who let their children listen to regular music, as I didn't want CC to feel deprived when all of her friends knew all of the latest lyrics to the most popular songs (and quite frankly because I had about all of 'There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly' that I could take!!)
For the past few years, each time we get in the car, we turn up the radio and sing along . . .I am pretty sure CC knows every word to every song on our station . . . but, it wasn't until just recently that I realized that not only does she know every word, she is also starting to recognize that the songs usually tell stories too. See, before, I think she just sang whatever words were part of the song without realizing they had any meaning. The other day she was singing along to the song . . .well, I don't exactly know the name of the song or who sings it, I think it's 'Beautiful Girl' . . . you know the one that says, "You're way too beautiful girl. That's why it'll never work. You'll have me suicidal, suicidal, when you say it's over . . ." (or something like that . . . I'm not willing to risk waking up the sleeping child just to make sure I have the lyrics correct!) So, she singing along and dancing along and singing some more, and she asks, "What does suicidal mean?"
Then tonight, here's the kicker . . . we're driving to the opening night show of 'Annie Get Your Gun', enjoying the car ride, listening to the music . . . she's reading the inside cover of her new Hannah Montana CD and commenting on how sweet it is that Miss Montana/Cyrus dedicated her album to her Grandpa, when she starts singing the new song, 'I Wanna Be a Rockstar'. Everything was great, peaceful, beautiful . . . then she asks, "What is the Mile High Club?"
So, you'll be happy to know, I did what any responsible parent would do, any responsible parent who would rather tell their child the truth than have them hear it on the playground . . . I took a deep breath (or ten thousand) and told her, "It's the club you can join after you have gone skydiving!"
Rest assured that tomorrow when we go on our Saturday outing, we will be happily listening to 'Wee Sing Bible Songs'!!
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong, we are weak, but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
The Bible tells me so.