remember when children were innocent and people fought to protect and maintain that innocence…

… Not too long ago I had a client in my office. She was accompanied by her bubbly little six year old daughter in curly pig-tails. Adorable little thing really. This little cherub was going through a stack of decorating magazine I keep at my desk and she excitedly thrust the magazine in her mom’s face declaring, “Look mommy! It’s Nicki Minaj! Isn’t she beautiful? I love her!”

It wasn’t really Nicki Manij [aka Roman, aka Rrrrosa, aka Split Personality Psycho Who Is Possibly Even Possessed] In fact, it wasn’t anyone famous, just a generic model standing in a fancy laundry room selling washing machines in her lingerie – You know, the typical advertising used to sell appliances now-a-days.

Since I was at work there was only so much I could say, or couldn’t say, like how the hell does a six year old know who Nicki Minaj is? My only recourse was to offer the mother my disapproving scowl.

The Dowager Countess does not approve of your parenting.

And no, not everything a kid does is cute. Dancing to “Sexy and I Know it” being one of them.

About Katrina Fernandez

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  • kenneth

    I need to consult with some street and culture wise 6-year-olds. I don’t know who the hell Nicki Manaj is!

  • http://profiles.google.com/christinehebert65 Christine Hebert

    Who is Nicky Minaj?
     

  • Sharon

    This is one of those times when I get the feeling I should know who this person is so that I can effectively defend against her.  I have been reading “Sex, Style and Substance” and I think 
    Barbra Nicolosi is right about engaging the culture instead of hiding in Catholic Amishville.  

    Sharon

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      Sharon, one only has to glance at my blog 5 seconds to realize I do not reside  in Catholic Amishville. But of course, it’s perfectly prudish of me to suggest this song is inappropriate for a six year old. It’s hardly appropriate for any literate person at all.  

      Lyrics to “Sexy and I know it” …When I walk on by, girls be looking like damn he flyI pimp to the beat, walking down the street in my new lafreak, yeahThis is how I roll, animal print, pants out control,It’s RedFoo with the big afroAnd like Bruce Lee I’ve got the clawGirl look at that body (x3)I work outGirl look at that body (x3)I work outWhen I walk in the spot, this is what I seeEverybody stops and they staring at meI got passion in my pants and I ain’t afraid to show itI’m sexy and I know it (x2)When I’m at the mall, security just can’t fight ‘em offWhen I’m at the beach, I’m in a speedo trying to tan my cheeksThis is how I roll, come on ladies it’s time to goWe headed to the bar, baby don’t be nervousNo shoes, no shirt, and I still get serviceGirl look at that body (x3)I work outGirl look at that body (x3)I work outWhen I walk in the spot, this is what I seeEverybody stops and they staring at meI got passion in my pants and I ain’t afraid to show itI’m sexy and I know it (x2)Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle yeah (x3)Do the wiggle yeahI’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT…Girl look at that body (x3)I work outGirl look at that body (x3)I work out

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

        Also adding this nugget regarding Minaj. Yes, she seems like such a wholesome role model for fresh faced 6 year old girls.

         
        http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2845792/posts

        I make no apologies for demanding more of parents and refuse to engage the culture in order to be relevant. Catholics are the punk rockers of Christianity in our counter-culturalism.

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

          triple ps – I am sure Hallie Lord would die if she knew her book was being used to defend exposing 6 year old to sexually charged music and nefarious, quite possibly possessed, rappers.  

          • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

            You know what. I was re-reading your comment, Sharon, and I think I may have replied in haste and completely misunderstood your meaning. 

            If that is the case, I owe a hundred thousand humble apologies. 

  • http://www.faithfullyflawed.com/ amie

    My 3 year old niece was singing and dancing to the horrific “Sexy and I Know It” the other day.  I told her that she was too smart (the lyrics are truly stupid) and pretty (versus sexy) to like that song, and I’d teach her a better one.  

    Sometimes it is hard to protect our kids from all of the tasteless things that are part of today’s culture, but when they do something inappropriate, it is our job as parents to remedy the behavior.  It’s not cute when kids act like adults.  They grow up fast enough; let them be kids.


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