Coach: So yesterday at lunch with The Kid, they kept playing one country song after another at The Station. The Kid was commenting on how many 'dumb' Country songs were being played. But then he was also singing them, he knew every word. So after a few, I told him 'It's ok if you want to like Country music. Just because mom and I don't like it, doesn't mean you can't listen to it..'
I sit up straight, flabbergasted I shout: WHAT? You can't just go around passing out advice and making major parenting decisions like that, without consulting me first!!
Coach (laughs): I can't give him permission to like his own music??
Me (not laughing): NO. You can not. What's next?? Just tell him if it feels good he can try crack or crystal meth?!
Coach: Sorry, I didn't realize. What should I have told him in that situation?
Me: The truth. That I'm positive that at least half of today's popular Country music is to blame for the dumbing down of America. Obviously.