I'm no prude about everything children should see. It's okay to venture away from the Island of Sodor** before 3rd grade. Yeah, sure you can watch a movie with a sword fight. We've been listening to Jungle Boogie since B was 2 or 3. I've spoken before on this blog about how Stevie Wonder's Superstition may be better fare on Sesame Street than Elmo.
Anyway, today I was at B's elementary school for "Fun Fair" this week, which is inflatable jumpies and classic young kid games like "throw the string on a fishing rod behind the wall and have the person clip a cheep 50 cent prize to the clothes pin" game. As I walked into the school yard to find him, suddenly some teacher kicks off the music with J. Geils Band "Centerfold".
Really? Your playing Angel is a Centerfold for the 6 and 7 year olds?
Sure that's your best choice?
Now, I'm not denying it's a catchy tune. I was a huge fan in 1982 of the song, when I would have been... 9. But I don't think it was featured at Winnsboro Upper Elementary.
For the record, I'm not actually upset. None of the 6 year olds know what the song is about. (It's about a guy finding the schoolgirl he had a crush on appearing as a playboy-type centerfold). Still. Let's just say... incongruous.
Kindergarten, kindergarten, angel is a centerfold. One of these things is not like the other.
**Translation for those not blessed with very young children at this moment, the island of Sodor is Thomas the Tank Engine's home.