A year after the worldwide smash ‘Frozen’ hit cinemas, I have finally got round to previewing it for my just-turned-3 year olds. After all, it seems that everyone has seen it, and so many of the our playdate friends are avid fans. However, much as I liked it, and as much as I am thrilled that it has done so well, BabyGirl and BabyBoy won’t be watching it anytime soon.
With the Easter holidays over, it’s back to pre-school. And that made cast my mind back over the holidays and festivals we have celebrated at preschool.
Among them was….Valentine’s Day.
The Spice Girls. Insanely popular in the 90s. ‘Girl power’ etc etc.
I was still growing up when the Spice Girls burst onto the scene. And goodness, there was enough going on to freak parents out.
Those catchy, catchy songs with lyrics that you’d really rather not hear your child singing along to: Continue reading
Adding to the list of ‘stupid things adults have said to my kids recently’ is the line of questioning a dear friend subjected my daughter to.
‘ BabyGirl, do you have a boyfriend?’
‘BabyGirl, do you want a boyfriend?’
‘BabyGirl, are there any nice boys in your playgroup?’
Here’s the thing, I’m guessing it was not when you were a baby. Yet I recently saw this item of clothing being marketed to the 0 – 24 month set.
Let’s let that sink in for a moment.
In 1998 a pretty wholesome-looking, double-denim-wearing Irish girl-band released a song called ‘C’est La Vie’. The accompanying music video showed the four band members dancing around a field with a puppy while they tease a teenage boy. It all seemed pretty innocent, if somewhat nonsensical, and became a hit, particularly with tweens and young teens.
Fast-forward 15 years, and this song has been confirmed as being all about sex.