Wednesday, February 8, 2012


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'"

"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 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.


Jennifer said...

I'm so glad my kids have not picked up on that little connection.

Anonymous said...

very, very funny story. thanks


Joy said...

Yes I have found myself on many occasion just turning the radio off!