In the nine years I've been a parent I've had to apologize to my parents on numerous occasions. The stories I've heard about myself as a child raised my the hairs on the back of my neck. Most times it just starts to make sense. I had one of those moments yesterday.
A little backstory...
My sister and I, at a tender of age of YOUNG loved this song by Changing Faces. R. Kelley produced it, but this was before the scandal broke out. (Heck, the Aaliyah scandal could have still been going on.)
We were in the car one day singing the innocent words, "Do I mind if I stroke you up? Do I mind if I stroke you down? All through the night."
My parents turned with horror on their faces. "You can't sing that song."
"Why?" we asked in protest.
"You just can't."
At the time I didn't understand.
Of course until my son was running around the house singing, "Ya, Trick, Ya."
It's really a song. I had to explain to my son he couldn't sing that song anymore. "But why?"
Mom and Dad I formally apologize....