Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Wrapped up like a douche ...

Sometimes there comes a moment when you realize that you say things that little ears hear regardless if you want them to or not. Worst part is that said children will also repeat said curse words at inappropriate times.

Like when we have company.

Just some background: My 9-year-old loves Aerosmith ever since riding the Rock N Roller Coaster down in Orlando. Well, our dinner guests the other night are big time classic rockers, so their 8-year-old loves the stuff, too. The boys were dining on chips and burgers at the dinner table and Radio Disney was not cutting it for the guest. So, he suggested 93.3 The Bone (rock) and on comes Manfred Mann's version of Blinded By the Light.

Apparently, the boys are just rocking out and eating when my son hears "blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche ..." or least that is what HE thought it was saying because he started giggling hysterically and pointing at the radio with his hand over his mouth.

Worst part of the story: the father of the younger guest happened to walk into the kitchen about the time this happened. So, he witnesses my son getting a case of the giggles over the word "douche" in the song. Of course, the guest has no clue that this is a "dirty" word. My son knows it is because mom calls people douchebags in traffic all the time. Thank God, he doesn't know what it means, he just knows a "d-bag" is a bad thing to say.

Our dinner guest walks back in with this weird look on his face and he's stifling back the laughter as he tells me this story.

Great. Mother of the Year Award, here I come.

AoM: Son, you know they're saying 'deuce' and not the other word, right?
Hot Rod: Uh, yeah *snickering* mom.


  • At 4:34 PM, August 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, I'm with Hot Rod. I swear to God, that's EXACTLY what I've thought that lyric was ever since I heard it in college for the first time in 1977. Never really cared enough to find out what the actual lyric was, I guess.


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