The girls woke up as I was starting to watch Oprah today. I normally don’t watch “grown up” shows with my kids. Aubrey(4) recently started talking about Hannah Montana and I told her to forget about it, that was for grown ups and she would have to settle for Dora the Explorer for a few more years. WE are not ready for Miley! The following conversation took place after my kids saw approximately 60 seconds of the intro into Oprah.
Apparently Steve Harvey was on, promoting his new book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”, in which he explains to single women that they need to value themselves for a man to value them and I quote “stop giving ‘the cookie’ away…that’s just stupid.”
Emma(2): OOOOOOO, he said stupid. That not nice, Momma.
Me: (changing the channel)
Emma: Momma, why he say stupid? Why, Momma? Why? That not nice…
Me: (going to the kitchen to do laundry)
Aubrey: I fink… because… her giving the cookie away…huh, Momma? (nervous giggle) Maybe, or… maybe not.
I think avoidance is the best policy for this particular subject at this particular time, so I just kept on walking!!