Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Cheerleading and pop

BK1 (6 next month) realised her school offered cheerleading lessons. I feigned ignorance (I had seen the slip she brought home from school, but had promptly discarded it). I finally gave in though and enrolled her as her best friend attends the cheerleading classes.

I mean cheerleading! It hardly qualifies as a sport, no?

Anyway, the next day after her first session, BK1 and BK2 are sat in the living room playing. Then
BK1: "You change your mind, like a girl changes clothes, you're hot and you're cold, you're yes and you're no ..."
Me: "Where did you learn this?"
BK1: "Cheerleading"

Grrrr. I mean she is not even 6 yet. I think it is a bit too early for her to sing pop songs (particularly Katy Perry!), or is it?
Thinking about it, I grew up with pop songs. From as far as I can recall, I was exposed to my dad's pop tastes: Beatles, Bee Gees, Boney M, Abba etc. The difference is that I did not speak English when I was 6, I did not have a clue what the lyrics meant. BK1 does. And I will find it increasingly difficult to shield my children from some pop songs of dubious taste...