Saturday, August 18, 2012

Love Is (NOT) A Battlefield... AKA: 6-Year-Old Wisdom

The kids and I were driving around with the radio on, belting out current sugar-pop hits like “What Makes You Beautiful” when the classic 80s Pat Benatar song “Love Is A Battlefield” came on. 

Seizing the opportunity to enhance my children’s repertoire of music's best decade ever, I turned the volume up to bad-for-eardrums-but-not-loud-enough-for-the-permanent-damage-to-be-obvious-for-several-years-yet.

To their credit – and to my great pride – the kids loved it.

The song ended, and this was the conversation that ensued:

Bear:  That song is called “Love is a Battlefield?”
Me:  Yes.
Bear:  Well, love isn’t a battlefield for me.
Me:  What do you mean?
Bear:  The song is saying that it’s hard to decide who you’re supposed to love. But that’s not the way it is for me.
Me:  It’s not hard for you?
Bear:  Nope. It’s easy. I met G and I thought she was beautiful. And I knew I loved her. And that’s that.

Bear just turned 6.  G, who will be 5 soon, has been Bear’s “girlfriend” for almost 2 years now.  They say the ability to commit is something that comes with age and maturity...

As Forest Gump would state, "That's all I have to say about that."  


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