Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?

I was reminded yesterday again of how innocent Georgia is …. and how her mind works on an entirely different channel to the rest of us.

Kennith had bought a Katy Perry CD.  Seemed like a good idea, I had never listened to the entire CD.  I do now.  I get to hear it 3 – 5 times per day.

Georgia and Isabelle both sing all the songs, and have various dance routines.

The song I found the most disturbing — lyrically — was this one:

Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
Don’t be a chicken boy, stop acting like a bitch
I’m a peace out if you don’t give me the pay off
Come on baby let me see
What you’re hidin’ underneath
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
What you’re waiting for, it’s time for you to show it off
Don’t be a shy kinda guy I’ll bet it’s beautiful
Come on baby let me see
What you’re hidin’ underneath

I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock

The rest of the lyrics are here —— if you need them.

Any ho —- it is one of those that you do not really take cognisense of until your 5 and 9 year old are screaming “I want to see your cock” at full lung strength.

So yesterday we are driving home and I am using the time wisely to catch up on parenting things I might have missed.  You know just keep the Waltons Family experience going in our home.

Me:  So, Georgia, you know that Katy Perry song you sing —- the one about The Peacock …. do you not think it is a bit inappropriate?

Georgia: But peacocks are what they are called.  They are birds mom.

Me: Yes, I know Georgia, but in the song it does not use the whole word all the time ……. {I look at her knowingly} …… and do you not think that it is a bit rude …. or inappropriate?

Georgia: ……. {I can see her mind working}…….

Georgia: …… {like a light of understanding comes on}……….. oooohhhhhh you are right …. it is a bit rude.

Me: {Thinking wow this was easier and much less awkward than I had thought it was going to be —– this people is me winning at parenting}

Georgia:  If you say part of the word for peacock it is pea and that is a homonym for pee, like wee, and that is rude to ask to see someone’s wee … yuck ……and pea is also like the vegetable that you eat.  But it is rude to see someone’s pee and ask to see their pee, hey?

Me: {this has suddenly taken a turn that I had not expected}

Connor sitting in the back of the car is about to throw up he is laughing so hard ……. he keeps screaming AWKWARD …… as he gasps for air.

At that moment I sat and looked at Georgia with her large hazel eyes, and her face free of worry lines and creases.  Her expression that the worst thing she could get out of PEACOCK was pea.

I realised that she is just that.  An absolute innocent.

I decided to kiss her on the forehead, give her a squeeze and leave it.

I wasn’t going to spoil this song for her – and make her think of seedy things when she was happily singing about a bird.  Or urine.

 

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12 Comments

  1. Tazzln

     /  August 11, 2014

    This made me think back a good couple of years to when my brother and I (9 and 11yrs old)were loudly singing .”.let me see you womp womp that P#&$^ baby”. In comes my mother ….. “WHAAAAATTT are you singing?”. We had absolutely NO idea what she was so cross about as we were quite convinced the song has something to do with a cat…

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  2. Hilary

     /  August 11, 2014

    I’m feeling very down this morning and this gave me a really good laugh (Connor style). Good job mum! I think you made the right choice.

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  3. Lee

     /  August 8, 2014

    I always lurk and read your blog but today I just had to comment lol. I loved Georgia’s innocence as I can truly identify with it. I have an innocent 11 year old and a not-so-innocent 14 yr old and these kind of things happen to us so regularly. I also try explaining the inappropriateness of some lyrics but most of the time it passes right over her head. I am going to take your advice and just let her enjoy the songs BUT NOT SING OUT LOUD ANYWHERE BUT IN OUR PRESENCE.
    Bless your heart, Georgia!

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  4. Alexandra

     /  August 8, 2014

    Laughing and crying. Gotta love that innocence,

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  5. Laughed and laughed.

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  6. Cara loves the damn CD. And sings along very innocently. The problem is that she wants to learn the words and perform it on stage. But she is nine. And although we know they are really just innocent, I don’t want her singing this in public. I actually want to grab Katy Perry around her thin little neck and squeeze tight. I have never been a fuddy duddy. But seriously KP seems to be a foul-mouth little thing with a one track mind. I am now hiding the CD. But yes, I dance to the music when Cara is not around. I am so sorry! I have a good suspicion that when reality kicks in the two best friends might become California Girls, get matching tattoos and do it all over again every Friday night. Peacocks beware.

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  7. Oh. My. God. Thank goodness for innocence!

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  8. Gogga

     /  August 7, 2014

    What a great lesson for us all to see the “good” in things. Did not expect it to make that turn in my wildest dreams. I was thinking what C was thinking before you typed he thought. it.

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  9. Alice

     /  August 7, 2014

    Just splattered my chicken chop suey lunch all over my computer screen.. F*&%$ that was funny!!!

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  10. The Blessed Barrenness

     /  August 7, 2014

    Love it!
    *bless*

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  11. lol. Oh the innocence.

    You forgot peas….she sings of seeing peas as well. *chuckles again*

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  12. Bless her innocent soul

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