Swear words in the car

by Shae on November 16, 2012

 My kids love popular music. LOVE it. Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, One Direction, Jessie J and so on and so on. We listen to it in the car. They listen to it in the DS or iPad. They sing along at the shops. They sing LOUDLY in the car.

Some of the songs have swearing in them. I’m OK with that. I swear and don’t have a  problem with hearing swear words in music.

I know that swearing is offensive for many and not something I should really encourage the kiddos to do.

So we made a deal.

Singing along in the car is OK. Swear words and all. But that was it.

Pink is one of the kiddos fave artists & I enjoy her stuff too. She is also the worst offender in our collection when it comes to dropping the F-bomb.

It kind of made me laugh when I’d hear singing from the back seat that went

“mumblemumblemumble hop into my showAH mumblemumblemumble one FUCKEN OW-AH”

Everyone was happy. The kids were singing along with the music they love and I wasn’t dealing with the kids asking for “a fuckin babycino” at the shops. Swearing in the car. To songs. And only if they are the lyrics.

Then it was my father-in Law’s 60th birthday. There was a karaoke machine. You can see where this is heading right?

All of FILs golf buddies and friends. CONSERVATIVE friends.

My angelic then 6year old Tannah was all dressed up. Fancy dress and pigtails.

Pink’s “Funhouse” came on the karaoke machine.

Tannah took the mike. Singing and performing and there was a bit of oohing and how cuteing at her.

I was across the room when my mind jumped ahead to the next line.

“burn this fucker down”.

I turned and started to move in slow motion.


Running. Shaking my head at her.


Mouthing the word NOOOO

‘FUCKER DOWN” so much emphasis on the word fucker that I can’t even.

Then I snatched the mic out of her hands.

Tannah went “whoops! Not in the car!” smiling.

I turned around and gave a shrug and a smile to the people who noticed. Reaffirming  my title as “Worst Mother of the year” in the eyes of the conservative, old school set.

Then Tannah and I laughed. Because it IS funny.

It was much later that Luke laughed.

Now I’m worried that when they get iPods I’ll be walking next to the kid singing along to the swear words at the supermarket.

Shrug and smile peeps, shrug and smile.

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Reservoir Dad November 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

That IS funny.

Tyson (3) has just learnt ‘fuckin’. He sings it, shouts it, whispers it and lives it. I can’t stop him. He says it everywhere. I should just give him a microphone and accept it.


Three Quarters Full November 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

That is awesome, embarrassing but too funny. I’m trying to curb my swearing after our almost 3 year old said to my husband “daddy don’t be such a twat” on the bright side, I normally say the C word so it could have been worse!


eutraphalia November 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm

OMG!!! Hilarious. I especially love the extra emphasis on the swear words.

Reminds me of when I was in primary school and used to beg my mum blast Alanis Morrisette in the car…’mumblemumblemumble IN THE MIDDLE OF DINNERRRRR mumblemumblemumble WHEN YOUUUUU FUCK HERRRR’


Issa Waters November 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Oh my, this had me cracking up! I don’t know how I’m going to handle my kid cussing, but I’m 100% sure he will. He’s 17 months old, and so far I’m the only one who can understand him when he does. His “fuck you” currently sounds just like his “thank you”, which is adorable and a sign of things to come.


Stacey November 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

GODDAMN I love youse. LOVE. 😀


Kathy November 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Bwahahahahahaha. That is hil-AIR-ious!


Misa November 17, 2012 at 5:58 am

Oh man. Too funny.

Kai doesn’t even know most swear words, so a while back, I heard him singing something about “moved all of my ships to Chicago” in the middle of a song! We’ll have to figure out what to do as he gets older, though.


Dannie (A Dose of Dannie) November 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

OMG! I read this to hubby we both nodded and said yep cos it also happend to us too at one time we love techno here and some have well same words (Jump MF Jump etc.. LOved it! :-)


Alisa November 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

We play a lot of music at home. Loud. We sing and dance along. The rule for us is.

When at home and its just us.. you can sing the swear words. BUT if we have visitors or we are out and about you do NOT sing the swear words. SO FAR its working. But my ten year old is bound ot start pushing that one soon I imagine.


ourlittlerock December 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

omg that is sooo funny… I have tears! thanks I needed that today :)


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