- My 13 year old son was asked to sing “Barbie Girl”. He never saw the song as “dirty” until tonight. He was told, “(son's name), either you are innocent or I’m perverted!” My son learnt this song at Tap Dance teaching 4 year old girls how to dance with their Barbie dolls. So when the song says, “You can brush my hair, undress me anywhere.” My son saw that this was a doll that little girls could take anywhere and play with. In the car, to grandma’s or at home. After tonight my son will no longer be allowed to sing “Barbie Girl” I looked the song lyrics up on the internet. The song is not something a young boy should be singing. I had to explain to him why…just part of parenting. The biggest disappointment to me was the fact his Youth Pastor knew the song was not nice and requested him to sing it to others and then made a joke out of the fact my son was too innocent to understand the song. Bad seeds were planted in his mind at that time.
- My son said that the Youth Pastor played a ringer for everyone that was a woman’s voice saying, “It’s my husband, get your pants on!” This upset my son deeply. He asked me why Pastor would think someone having an affair was funny!
- My son said the conversation then went on about buying condoms and being embarrassed to purchase them in Wal-Mart at a time a girl was our church was a check out girl.
I’m concerned that things of this nature was talked about in front of my son. I called another person to see if what my son told me was true. He said it was but said he was prepared to get my son out of the room if it got any more out of hand.
Tomorrow I am going to have a meeting with our pastor and Youth pastor...how do I handle this? Please note...my son just turned 13 and attends a Christian School. He is immature for his age but not too immature to know this was wrong.
Please advise...it's 2:48 am and I won't sleep untill I get suggestions on what to say tomorrow. I want to handle it as kind as I know how. My husband is away this week on business and I don't have him to lean on