Just when you thought I was a good (err, decent?) mom
posted by: Aimee
When my son was younger, he, my husband and I were just back from running errands and as we pulled into the driveway, the song “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed came on. Whoof. I had not heard that song in *forever* and I commented on how much I liked it. Declan says “Let’s stay and listen to it, Mama!”
Without thinking, I cheerily said – “sure!” He crawled up into Bryan’s lap and we sat there listening to it and I was FRUH-EAKING OUT as Lou refreshed my memory to the lyrics. I’ll save you some of the rougher parts, but just to refresh your memory:
Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City is the place where they said
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side
Now I know why Bryan looked at me like I had three heads as I said “sure!” in such a chipper voice.
And when Declan starts making dirty little deals on the bad side of town, you can totally blame me.
What accidental faux pas have you made as a parent?
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