Watch this video then come back. I’ll wait.

Listening to Fox News and I heard this. The fact that one of the guys talking about his says it’s an appropriate cheer and the people involved with the cheer squad says the mom is a lunatic.

Seriously? I certainly wouldn’t want my 6 year old daughter saying “Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, our booties shake from left to right.” One of the guys says it’s a cheer that’s been around for a long time. Don’t think so.

Years ago, when we lived in Germany, our daughter’s German first grade teacher also taught some of the girls in her class dance lessons. At the summer fest, at the end of the school year, these girls did a performance for the parents.

Now, understand this. It was Potsdam, formerly East Germany, and many of the parents didn’t speak English, and those who did, didn’t speak it well. Even the English teacher at the school couldn’t really speak to us.

So, here are all these 7 year old girls dancing to music that said, in the chorus, “Soldier, soldier, don’t look up. Ain’t no whore gonna hook you up.”

Beloved and I just about choked on our drinks. I just kept saying, “They can’t know. They just can’t.” Someone I had emailed this to told me I needed to explain to the teacher what was going on. I told her that my German didn’t actually contain the right vocabulary to explain what a whore is!

So, what do you think? Am I overreacting or is this just another example of our society trying to sexualize our children? (the cheer squad thing – I keep believing that the teacher didn’t understand the words.)