Silly lyrics from my daughters… in this case, my then-six-year-old middle daughter.
We had listened to Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean more than a few times, and she decided to sing it one day. The song was not playing at the time – actually, no music was playing; she just decided to sing the song without any prompting:
Oh, Billie Jean’s got my glove.
She’s just a girl who
Claims that I am a bum.
But her chair’s not that fun!
I laughed. She asked, “Daddy, what’s so funny?”
“Oh, Angel, I, um, just thought of something that happened a long time ago,” I replied.
She’s the one who is sensitive, and I dare not hurt her feelings. Still, it was funny, and I will remember it for a long time.
My children are an endless source of joy for me.