The Gaga household is a fairly open household. I really don’t keep much to myself in general (your welcome – blog enjoyers) and at home I am a pretty open book. If
I feel like talking to someone and only the kids are home if I am watching something inappropriate with the children the kids ask me something randomly – I try to give an open and honest answer.
Mr. Gaga usually rolls his eyes at me or shakes his head when I say something he deems inappropriate.
But on Friday night when he rolled in and Sam said “Hi Dad – are you going to watch the show with us tonight about the guy that’s cutting off his peep?” he was not amused.
“Really?” he glared at me as I making myself comfortable to watch the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer.
“What?! They aren’t watching – but they asked!” I answered innocently.
“You don’t have to tell them everything,” Mr. Gaga sighed, “Let them be innocent – they don’t have to know about this.”
Okay, he’s probably right – but….
Before you start judging me for randomly telling my innocent children about Bruce Jenner – let’s back up a bit.
We watch the Today Show every morning before school.
Even if it’s for 10 minutes – we get a few headlines, we get the weather update and we might get a human interest story out of Carson Daly.
To me it seems like a normal morning program to put on for families. They have a dog on set, they talk about the world, they sometimes have concerts on the plaza.
When we go into the city, my kids actually enjoy standing outside of the Today Show windows like tourists from Mississippi because the Today Show staff is part of our life.
Lately…probably for ratings – they can be a little bit much.
This week we experienced a new story every morning about a small child who wanted to be “transgender” and who’s parents were supportive of said child’s choice.
Oh did I mention that these children were sometimes 4?
Oh yes ….
Every day was new story of superstar parents that embraced and supported their confused children. Each day included some sort of promo or reference to Bruce Jenner.
The first couple of days – my children barely ate breakfast because they were in complete shock.
The third morning – Sam was sleepily pouring his Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Matt Lauer came on teasing his interview with Kim Kardashian talking about Bruce Jenner’s transformation, and he said “Ugh, all anyone cares about is transgenders!”
“I mean – how will he become a girl anyways?” Sam asked at 7:15 AM on Thursday.
“Well, he will dress like a woman and wear makeup…..and ask a doctor to chop off his peep.” I answered matter-of-factly while I sipped my coffee.
But what are we supposed to say when the Today Show brings up such topics????
“Well maybe the Today Show isn’t for small children?” Mr. Gaga suggested when I pleaded my case.
“Well I watched the Today Show every morning for my whole life!” I exclaimed.
“Well that explains a lot.” he answered.
“What do you mean? It was Jane Pauly and Bryant Gumbel and we watched every morning before school, didn’t you?”
“No. We didn’t watch television before school.” he answered with judgement in his eyes.
“But if we don’t watch how will we know the weather?” I answered with exasperation.
“Well, when we woke up my Dad just told us what the weather was.” he answered smugly.
“Well how did he know? Was he a meteorologist?” I inquired.
“No – I guess he just looked out the window.” he shrugged.
“Well we can’t live like that!! We need to watch the weather in the morning!!!” I explained.
“How are we expected to know what to wear?”
Mr. Gaga did his famous shrug of dismissal.
Later the topic came up again. “Um Mom – when transgenders want to be a lady then they need boobs….” Sam said smartly, “So how do they get boobs?”
“Um – they take a medicine that helps to grow them,” I answered like a smart adult.
“Like – there’s boob pills?” he asked bursting into laughter.
“Yes,” I answered like a smart adult, “Boob pills.”
I mean at a certain point there’s no appropriate answer. Should we educate our children on the facts?
Apparently this is becoming mainstream stuff!
Mr. Gaga says no.
I say yes.
And today after this whole week of transgender focus was over with – Sam asked Mr. Gaga to have a catch. At a certain point during the catch – it seemed like Sam was losing interest,
Mr. Gaga yelled across the yard – “Sam -if you don’t want to catch the ball any more – you can just go inside and color,” to be a smart Alec and and torture my child,
Sam also being a smart Alec retorted – “Oh well I like coloring rainbows.”
Mr. Gaga said, “You know you else likes coloring rainbows?”
“No – who?” Sam asked innocently while he threw the ball.
“Bruce Jenner.” Mr. Gaga said as he caught the ball.
NOW!!! WHO’S THE BAD PARENT???????
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE LIKES AND SHARES ON FACEBOOK LAST WEEK!! I EXCEEDED MY GOAL OF 2000 LIKES – I LOVE YOU ALL – XOXOXOXO LADY GOO GOO GAGA – CLICK THE BANNER BELOW TO LIKE ME MORE!!!!!!!