The other day in the car, Adorable Child, her friend, and I were talking about American Idol this season. We all agreed that this year’s not worth watching (AC and I aren’t following it at all), and that last year was far more exciting.
And as so often happens with teens, the conversation went in an unexpected direction.
AC’s Friend: Yeah, I really liked Adam Lambert’s voice, until I found out… well… you know…
Polimom: You mean, because he’s gay?
AC’s Friend: Yeah! I mean… gross!
Polimom: So… his voice sounds different to you now? You don’t think he sings as well as he did before you knew?
AC’s Friend: Well, no… but…. Jeez, I hate when conversations go like this…!
I’ve heard that you’re not supposed to lecture young teens or make them feel bad about their opinions — that doing so will reduce their trust in you and keep them from talking in the future.
Bwahahaha!!! Parenting’s fun sometimes, yes?