Today Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" came on in the car and Big Kid said, "Wait, is this a girl singing?"
"Talkin' about kissin' a girl?? So she's...gay?"
"You don't have to whisper the word gay. That's not a bad word unless you're being rude about it. There's nothing wrong with gay people. But no, Katy Perry is not a lesbian."
"No, I'm talking about gay people."
"Lesbians are girls who are gay."
"Oh. Huh. But now Katy Perry must be a lebesian because she kissed a girl. So, these lebesians, they just see another girl and think she's pretty and don't like boys?"
After I contained myself from cracking up over the thought of some island of Lebesia full of lesbian Lebesians, I corrected his pronunciation (reluctantly). "She's married or was married. Maybe the song is made up. I don't know, rock stars are crazy. Yes, gay women are attracted to women and gay men are attracted to men."
"I know you say it isn't wrong and I get girls being gay but how can boys be gay? Boys aren't pretty....so how could a boy think another boy was pretty?"
"Because if you're gay you just do. That's just how it is. That's what they like, what starts their engines, I guess."
"Well, Katy Perry said she liked kissing girls so it sounds like that started her engine or whatever. I think she's a lebes--how do you say it?"
"Lesbian? Maybe she is. New subject."
Long story short: I should have turned that song off right away.
I'm so glad my kids have not picked up on that little connection.
very, very funny story. thanks
Yes I have found myself on many occasion just turning the radio off!
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