‘One look in the mirror and I’m tickled pink’

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At number one on the toddler playlist this week is ‘Beans! Beans! Beans!’ – Weezer’s geek-pop anthem ‘Pork and Beans‘.

Including pop culture pieces like this in our kids’ lives doesn’t exactly provide media balance – the tide of body hatred is too overwhelming – but it can open conversation and give a theme tune to family chats about body image, self-appreciation and the value of swimming against that tide. And it’s catchy!

It’s also nice to hear something on battling the standard of ‘cool’ that comes from a guy’s perspective.

The video is made up of real-life YouTube stars (from a few years ago now), though I only ever recognised two of them. Apparently I don’t spend enough time online…

Enjoy the video. Lyrics are below.

They say I need some Rogaine to put in my hair
Work it out at the gym to fit my underwear
Oakley makes the shades that transform a tool
You’d hate for the kids to think that you lost your cool

I’ma do the things that I wanna do
I ain’t got a thing to prove to you
I eat my candy with the pork and beans
Excuse my manners if I make a scene

I ain’t gonna wear the clothes that you’ll like
I’m fine and dandy with the me inside
One look in the mirror and I’m tickled pink
I don’t give a hoot about what you think

Everyone likes to dance to a happy song
With a catchy chorus and beat so they can sing along
Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart
Maybe if I work with him I can perfect the art

I’ma do the things that I wanna do
I ain’t got a thing to prove to you
I eat my candy with the pork and beans
Excuse my manners if I make a scene

I ain’t gonna wear the clothes that you’ll like
I’m fine and dandy with the me inside
One look in the mirror and I’m tickled pink
I don’t give a hoot about what you think

I don’t care
I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care
I don’t care

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  1. SKATERAK Reply

    Yes. So, so true. It’s hard for boys too. Have been trying to help our eldest with this a bit recently. He is becoming more aware of the amount of gadgets his friends have that he doesn’t. He even articulated “I’m not cool” which was a little hard to hear, especially given that he and his bro are the coolest, coolest of boys!! I took him for a walk and we chewed the matter around a bit. We eventually landed on “Being cool is not about having cool stuff. It’s about DOING cool stuff”. . It’s not perfect as a mantra, but hopefully turns the ‘cool’ idea on it’s head to some degree. We threw a little theology in there as well. Our boys are always doing cool stuff even if we don’t have cool stuff (apart from our table soccer, that IS cool).

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