Watching the Feeling Myself video with my hubby. I’m telling him how I think the video is cute. My seven-year-old daughter comes behind us.
Her: I don’t think it’s cute.
Me: Well, it’s not appropriate for children.
Her: So you’re saying it would be cute for me to do that if I was an adult?
Me: Well, if you are an adult, like these women are, you could do as you pleased.
Her: And you would be happy about me doing that?
Me: No, not necessarily, but since you’re an adult…
Her: So if you wouldn’t be happy with me doing it as an adult, why do you think it’s cute for them to do it?
Hubby: I’m thoroughly enjoying this conversation.
I admit, I was at a loss. Why was it okay for me to think it’s cool — I’m not even sure what the it is really — but I wouldn’t want MY daughter doing it? How is this video different from my thoughts on the Beyonce album?
How would you have responded?