One of the greatest parts about being a parent is getting to share all your favorite music with your kids. But what happens when some of the songs you hold dear to your heart also happen to be a bit...problematic for young ears? It happens to all parents at some point: You play album after album or blast the radio in the car, and don’t give it a second thought because you’re a parent and your mind is occupied with errands and work and toddler schedules and then boom — your kids are suddenly saying some shocking things, singing every combination of profanities, and you’re wondering where you went wrong.
It’s cool, parent-folk. You’re not alone. It’s easy to forget that our little ones eventually begin to pick up on the lyrics that we don’t even give a second thought to. My own almost-2-year-old is only now beginning to repeat some of the less-than-appropriate words that sometimes spill out of my mouth while he’s listening. I can only imagine what will happen when he finally hears me playing Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar album (don’t hate).
So I asked some fellow mamas what the dirtiest song their kid has ever been obsessed with. Their answers range from only "slightly eyebrow raising" to "oh, holy hell," and they’re all hilarious.