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Mommy, What's a Disco Stick? - What To Tell Your Kids

Updated on August 23, 2017

Lies To Tell Your Children About What a Disco Stick Is

Here it is...the moment you've been dreading...your little one whom you've watched grow since they were the tiniest of babies looks up at you, at the adorable age of six and asks, "Mommy, What is a disco stick?"

What are you going to say? Do you laugh, tell the truth, avoid the topic, tell them they shouldn't be listening to Lady Gaga anyway? Or have you already put together your tidy little lie to spare you from the situation?

That's the way to go. A lie! Plan ahead and have your "disco stick" meaning on hand for when this question comes.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Parents shouldn't let their kids listen to this music, so it shouldn't be needed, right? But, the fact of the matter is that you can't keep your child hidden from the world. They hear things and experience things that you never even realize. While you can try your best to keep things from your kids, there are outside forces at play that you simply cannot control.

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Love Game Lyrics

Featuring The Disco Stick

Let's have some fun. This beat is sick.

I wanna take a ride on your disco stick.

Don't think too much just bust that kick.

I wanna take a ride on your disco stick.

View all Love Game lyrics at

Lady Gaga - Love Game - Technically, What is a Disco Stick?

Possible Meanings of "Disco Stick" to Tell Your Kids

(But Only If They Ask)

  • Honey, "Disco Stick" is another term for microphone. The mic stand stands like a stick and she wants to "take a ride on the disco stick" meaning she wants her turn to sing on the mic.
  • Well, you know what a disco ball is, right? The beams of light that come out of a disco ball are called "disco sticks". So, when she says she wants a ride on the disco stick, she is saying she wants to dance.
  • "Disco Sticks", dear, are any set of drum sticks when they are performing a disco beat. By saying she wants to "ride the disco stick" means she wants to play the drums.
  • A disco stick is Star Wars light saber. It glows like a disco ball. By saying she wants to "ride the disco stick" means she wants to fight with light sabers.
    NOTE: If you child has a toy light saber, this could lead to them asking others to ride their disco stick.
  • Well, whenever someone does limbo to disco music, the stick is called a disco stick as opposed to a limbo stick. So when she wants to "take a ride on your disco stick" meaning she wants her turn to go under the limbo stick.

What Will You Tell Your Kids If They Ask?

What will you tell your kids if they ask you what a "disco stick" is?

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Should adults always be honest with our children? Or are there times when a little white lie will do just fine?

Disco Sticks = Pixy Stix

Pixy Stix, 3.2-Ounce Bags (Pack Of 12)
Pixy Stix, 3.2-Ounce Bags (Pack Of 12)

Possible lie opportunity:

"Disco sticks" used to be another brand of pixy stix in the seventies. When she says she wants a "ride on the their disco stick", she is saying she wants a taste of their pixy stix.


Disco Sticks!

Light up sticks photo By AFlickion used under CC 2.0)

Lady Gage CD Featuring LoveGame

The Fame
The Fame

This is a great album featuring LoveGame, Poker Face, and Just Dance.


Reusable Glow Sticks ... Disco Sticks? - I would LOVE to know how these are made. If anyone knows, please share.

Reusable Glow Sticks
Reusable Glow Sticks

(Photo by vieux bandit)

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      Love it! Some great little white lies, thank you : )

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Fantastic lens! The video with the kids watching the Letterman episode of Lady Gaga was excellent! The funniest thing is when the kids are asked where they watch music videos and they ALL answer You Tube. One kid even goes as far as to say, where else is there to watch music videos? I suppose MTV failed their generation! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens. There are songs with double inuendos that our young children shouldn't be exposed just yet.

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      Loretta 5 years ago from United States

      Nice topic! So glad my kids don't like Lady GaGa.

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Interesting Lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You know, I had always assumed that it meant something, but now it's confirmed. I'm not too pleased that she put that in her song, but it's Lady Gaga, and I love her music, so I'll deal. :)

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Holy Cow. I didn't even know about that term myself until I read this lens! And now, adfter reading the words from that song, I am singularly UNimpressed with Lady Gaga.

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      I am sooooooooooo glad I don't have kids. Although I have a nephew who asked me at the age of four if I knew who made god.

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      Cool lens.

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      DuaneJ 6 years ago

      interesting and I'm sure it will prove helpful to many!

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Awesome Lens, it was so much fun to read it!

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      Kasandra 6 years ago

      This is a very funny lens! I don't have kids, but I'm around kids a lot. I'll be sure to be this creative if they ever ask me!

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      JCEverett 6 years ago

      Wow nice and creative lens. I got a similar question about phone sex from my niece, but she's my niece and she's six so I just said ask your mommy....whew...I am not rushing to be a parent.

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      UpFriends 6 years ago

      The kicker is why does she want to ride the disco stick? I got this question a few months ago from both a 5 and 8 year old. I said it was a sliding/treadmill type machine at a dance club that makes people look like they're moving side to side without moving their off great and they bought it!

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      James Jordan 6 years ago from Burbank, CA

      that's funny that I stumbled across this lens. Last night we watched her concert from Madison Square in NYC and noticed a young girl going in with her parents. Of course, I thought yeah kids love Gaga. Then I watched the concert and was shocked by one of the songs. She did not refer to Disco Sticks but another name that I won't put here! So, I was wondering what were those parents doing to that kid? did they cover her ears and eyes? or did they just tell her. it was super graphic. I don't have kids and don't judge or have an opinion, just thought it was interesting and tried to imagine how I would deal with it.

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      lbos114 6 years ago

      @ToTheBrimm LM: oooh man.... That one crossed my mind!

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      lbos114 6 years ago

      Pretty funny! Thanks for stopping by my lens :)

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      Congrats on the Purple Star, well deserved.

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      ToTheBrimm LM 6 years ago

      I think the question here is: if I ask my children what a disco stick is, what will they tell me?

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      If you don't know what it is how can you tell the kids a lie!? Funny.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Double-entendres aside, Lady Gaga actually has a prop that she uses on stage that she calls a disco stick.

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      lens4Him 6 years ago

      I shall have to rely on one of my grandchildren telling me what one is :)

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      NaturalMommys 6 years ago

      This gave me a laugh :)

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Could you please write one on how to explain a wet dream. My kid knows all the Beatles lyrics.

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      AllyVuitton 6 years ago

      Funny, but also helpful for parents at this stage - blessed.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Too funny for words! but it was a great time!

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      LadyJasmine LM 6 years ago

      Hahahahahahah! Too funny. :)

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      heidishome 6 years ago

      Ok. This is hilarious because my 4 and 6 year olds somehow know this song and I am dreading if they every ask! I think I will use distraction techniques at their age. Blessed for humor!

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      scar4 6 years ago

      I'd rather hide the truth when being asked this embarrassing question.

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      Ellen Brundige 6 years ago from California

      Very funny lens.

      I haven't had kids so I'm not sure.

      I think I'd tell them it's one of those adult things like kissing that's a little weird, and not to worry about it. I wasn't particularly traumatized by knowing about the birds and the bees and reproduction when I was very young; I just thought adults were weird. ("You put WHAT in WHERE? But WHY? That's so weird.")

      But we'll see. I can't say for sure until I get kiddlybeans.

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      Sami4u LM 7 years ago


      A sprinkling of Angel Dust for Christmas :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Lol when I was 12 I askes my mom what it was she said she didn't know....wonder if she was telling the truth. Luckily I looked it up for myself buahaahah

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This made me laugh, I love it!

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      MiseryBusiness519 7 years ago

      Creative idea for a Lens!

      I Like It! :)

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      NadiaO LM 7 years ago

      hahaha great lens! lady gaga is definitely a character :)

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      I've no kids so it's not an issue. :)

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      LabKittyDesign 7 years ago

      Think this is bad? Try having your mom ask you what a "MILF" is...

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      the777group lm 7 years ago

      "Rock'n'Roll" itself, is a metaphor for the two-backed beast.

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      Paula Morgan 7 years ago from Sydney Australia

      I cringe when I hear young girls singing along to this... I actually explained to my 11 yr old what it was so she would stop lol

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      religions7 7 years ago

      I hadn't heard of these either :) fun lens

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      missbat 7 years ago

      Definitely a hilarious topic when you don't have kids. I'll have to show this to my friend; her second grader has probably already asked her what one is!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Well, until I came to this page, I could have told the outright truth: I don't know, sweetie, that's the first time I ever heard of it. :D

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      bigjoe2121 7 years ago

      Love it. Very creative and it made me laugh. thanks for the smile and the deep thought :)

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      mich1908 7 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this light-hearted lense. After a hard day's work at the office, it's great to relax. And I happened to enjoy Lady Gaga's music. Really catchy tunes. The lyrics never bothered me because I never listened to the words much :)

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      What a great article. Made me think. Blessed today by this Squid Angel.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The term "Disco stick" is awfully rude...My children have guessed what it is and laugh whenever LG says it. O.e

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This made me lol. :D

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      smange lm 7 years ago

      What's a disco stick? ;)

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Gosh, I'm glad my kids are grown.

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star!!

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      This is a great lens. Returning your lensroll to my Lady Gaga lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This was a great idea for a lens.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

      Oh, this is too funny! I wonder if my youngest daughter has this song on her iPod?! I've been pretty careful about editing her playlist, but I may have let this one slip through. Going to check before I have some explaining to do, LOL!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'd tell them to ask their father...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I wouldn't have to disagree on lying and here's why. You don't want you're kids to not believe you and you sure as hell don't want you're child to know about sex and all that at the age of 6!! Here's what I would do, tell him/her only half of the truth. Explain to them that it is a grown up thing and it's not suitible for children. They aren't stupid, kids are VERY smart. They already know who gots what and there's no point in telling them how to use it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to BevsPaper] lady gaga is bad i am not leting her listin to lady gaga anymore

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      tell them that disco sticks are the sticks that connect to a disco balls

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I was the Queen of Avoidance when my kids were little. If my girls had ask me that question my answer would have been..."I don't know sweetie. What do you think it is?" Their innocent little answer would make me say, "Well that must be what it is then." Now if they told me what it REALLY was I would have choked to death!

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      kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      [in reply to SB] that doesn't explain how she plans to "ride it".

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Didn't anyone ever consider telling their kids that it's what Lady Gaga calls her sparkly prop magic wand looking thing? She's already provided the easy out for that one!

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      hahaha too funny

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I think you should tell your children that a disco stick is a little breadstick. Then say that she is hungry and wants too eat bread.

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      worldbuilder lm 8 years ago

      I am glad too that my kids are grown up and I don't have to answer anymore questions anymore! I don't know what I would have said, probably 'go ask your dad' would have been best. Funny stuff here.

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      My dd told me what a disco stick was..............apparently it's the baton that the girls in the marching band throw up in the air and catch and apparently Lady GaGa really wants to learn how to catch it properly instead of just holding it!!!! When I'm asked a what is question I always ask what they think it is first, sometimes their ideas are priceless and it gives me a minute to think how I'm going to answer them!

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      mosaic lm 8 years ago

      Great lens! Very clever. :) I think these songs are terrrrrrible. Bleh.

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      clemency lm 8 years ago

      Cool lens, very funny, now I have a choice of answers for my nine year old who loves pop music but still believes in fairies!

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      I barely know who Lady Gaga is so I had to read this lens just to find out!! Thank goodness my kids are all grown up - I'd be a basket case if I had to explain this stuff! Great job, your "lies" :-)

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      qlcoach 8 years ago

      This lens is fun, enjoyable, and well crafted. You understand the power of Squidoo! I found you on lens roll. Hope you will visit my new lens about travel and dream trips. And let me know what you think of my video, Dreams the Eby Way....Gary.

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      kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      [in reply to lemonsqueezy] I cannot agree with you more. That line made me want to punch the guy in the face. He's got a lot of confidence for an ugly dude.

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      lemonsqueezy lm 8 years ago

      Fabulous, fabulous lens. Also, what about "do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips." Another "classic." I think that my chin did, quite literally, hit the floor when I heard the lyrics.

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      Hahahahaha ha

      Another great lens kab!