Monday, October 12, 2009

So, that's what it's called.

La Petite Belle was in the back seat, singing a Miley Cyrus song. Someone had mentioned to me that in the video for this song, Miley was dressed quite scantily.

I asked the girls if that certain video was playing on Disney and if Miley was dressed inappropriately.

K Belle said, "Kind of. She has really short shorts on."

I say, "Isn't her bra showing too?"

K Belle: "Yes."

Beau asks me, "Is this the thing with the pole?" (one of her performances on an awards show, she danced with a pole ... uh ... inappropriate)

I say, "No. They don't even know about that," under my breath.

La Petite Belle: "I know about that. It's called pole dancing. And, I really don't want to talk about that on the way to celebrate my birthday."

Great. Another subject I didn't think I would have to be covering for a while.

How my child knows the words "pole dancing" I don't know, but I will be finding out.


Anonymous said...

I think the big reason kids know about this way before it should even be broached is b/c of the news stations. Parents listen and so do kids. Kids may not know exactly what pole dancing is, but they can tell by the hoopla that it's something 'different than the norm' and adults don't like it. I don't think Miley was pole dancing per se. If you watch the video they have it there to balance her while she dances on a cart. Not the best scenario but it's not really pole dancing as we know it. Now, the clothes she has on...that's another story.

Sera said...

Oh, my! Makes me wonder if my girls know those words. They're about the same age as your girls. "Talks" do become more and more interesting as they get older I am finding out.

BaronessBlack said...

Isn't it weird?
My four (now five) year old daughter managed to find out all about High School Musical, even though I was deliberately trying to keep her away from it.
We were in the supermarket and saw something with the logo; so she then proceeded to explain the entire plot to me!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

It's amazing the things kids pick up on. As for Miley Cyrus, I don't have a girl old enough to care about her, but I'm really disappointed in her and even more bewildered at her parents for the things the things they allow her to do and the way they let her portray herself -- seems like there's not a lot of good discretion going on there!

Katie@The Baby Factory said... aren't dumb, are they?!
Makes me thankful once again that I have sons and the modesty talk can be 90% their father...

Rachelle said...


tonya said...

I saw that video yesterday & said to my husband, "Well, that's a little trashy for the Disney Channel, don't ya think?".


Tammy said...

Seems like every day I am addressing inappropriate clothing with my daughter and these Hollywood kids don't make it any easier!

TCKK said...

Yep, we kinda battle the clothing stuff too. When that's all they see, that's what they think they should do.

The Wixom Zoo said...

We had to ban Miley/Hanna Montana from our house several months ago. Why do little girls have to grow up so fast???

jennifer said...

They know WAY more than I did at their age. Kind of sad isn't it?

Greg C said...

My son used a term the other day that I had to correct him on using. He heard it at school and said it without even knowing what it meant.