PinkGirl: “Mom, Is it okay to like to sing songs from Chicago?” (the musical, not the city)
Me: “yes. why?”
PinkGirl: “Because it has inappropriate things in it. Some of my teachers (from UnnamedChristianSchool) say it’s a sin to watch and listen to things that are inappropriate.”
Me: “hmmm. Does listening to and singing the songs from Chicago make you want to kill someone?”
Me: “Does it make you want to cheat on your husband?”
PinkGirl: “ummm. no.”
Me: “Does it make you want to sing and dance?”
Me: “uh oh.”
PinkGirl, cracking up: “Mo-om!”
Seriously. The music from Chicago is excellent. And we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Todrick Hall’s Disney Villain version of Cell Block Tango called Spell Block Tango! Check it out below. Cruella Deville from 101 Dalmations, The Snow Queen from Snow White, Ursula from Little Mermaid, The Queen of Hearts from Alice and Wonderland, Scar from the Lion King and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Spots. Six. Fish. Uh-uh. Figaro. Wishes.
If you know your Disney movies, really listen to what the Queen of Hearts is actually SAYING. (she’s the fourth one). LOVE it.
2 thoughts on ““inappropriate” music.”
I listened, but she spoke quickly and with a heavy accent. Other than Drucilla, I didn’t catch it.
And oh, how I LOVE the idea that the school is telling her what is a sin and what isn’t. I thought that was the parent’s job? I mean, sure, obvious things like pornography go ahead. But a MUSICAL? Sheesh.
She’s listing Disney characters…Tiger Lily, Lefou, Madame de la Gran Bouche (the wardrobe from Beauty and the Beast, Archimedes (Merlin’s owl), Banzai (hyena from The Lion King), Slue-Foot Sue (from an old Pecos Bill cartoon), Amelia Fieldmouse (Mickey’s sister), and Humphrey the Bear (a Yogi Bear type who annoyed a park ranger).
And it’s never “the school” telling kids this stuff in an official way. It’s usually one legalistic teacher focusing on morality and “being good” and kids doing what they’re told instead of focusing on discipleship and nurturing the heart to help kids make wise decisions overall. My kids have always known to question EVERYthing they’re told about Christianity so they know WHY they believe what they believe. We’ve had some good discussions prompted by what came out of the mouth of a legalistic teacher. Remember this one?
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