With Black Eyed Peas' Someday playing in the background, Rockstar looks up from his Lego...
Rockstar: Weird song, Mum. Weird. I like weird.
Me: Because you are -?
Rockstar: Weird. <Turns back to Lego>
Then I recently settled on an old Will Smith/ DJ Jazzy Jeff's Greatest Hits album as the "cleanest" source of rap I could find thus far...
Rockstar: Mum. What's a whack-jam?
Me: Erm.... erm.... a figure of speech? A way of speaking? (It turns out to be something like a fake accent when I check later..)
Background rap: "sun setting in the S-K-Y"
Rockstar: What are they talking about??
Me: Sky, darling. Sun setting in the sky. But they need a 3-syllable word and "sky" is only one syllable but if you spell it - <thinking: OMG what am I letting myself in for?!>
Rockstar: They're rhyming! (He was doing rhyming in school recently; it's still one of our popular car games)
Rockstar: He's like 4th of July- why?
Me: He's happy, darling. 4th of July is a special day in America (I didn't say "The States" because his map of the world says "America"... small thing, but it seems quite useful in getting him to remember/ put two and two together when I talk to him) where they celebrate with fireworks... Like when we had fireworks at CNY... So this guy's girlfriend invited him in to play and it makes him happy and he feels like celebrating.
Rockstar: <nodding in comprehension> (Classmate) is not my girlfriend now. (I used to refer to one of his classmates as his girlfriend, just cos I thought it sounded cute)
Me: Why, you guys fought about not sharing things or pushing?
Rockstar: Noo... I don't like that her nose is always running. (I was a little ??!!) But Mum. Something happened in school. I tell you what words to say.... Ok? Write this: "Rockstar was eating apple for snack after school. (Same girl classmate) said bye-bye so I said bye-bye back and then she gave me a hug." (Unusual - he is very much not a huggy child.)
Me: So I take it you don't mind the runny nose when you get a hug. You liked the hug?
Rockstar: <smiling> Yes.
Me: (After typing on my phone - and yes, he tries to check I wrote the exact words down) Do you think Mummy could just listen to some songs for awhile and you can ask questions later please?
Rockstar: If you play Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer I don't have anything to ask hee hee.
After playing the song in a loop maybe 5 times...
Rockstar: Mum. You need to change the song. Because I want to go outside. But I like this song. If you keep playing it I can't go outside because I have to listen to it.