I gotta admit that I’m not a terribly modest person around my kids. I just really don’t think it’s that big of a deal to be naked in front of them. (Plus, what choice do I have when every damn time I take my clothes off, they suddenly appear out of nowhere?!) That being said, though, I most certainly do NOT feel comfortable having my naked self photographed by my kids at any given time. Like, ever.
So you can probably imagine my surprise then when I was stepping out of the shower last night to grab my towel and I saw a cellphone held by two little arms snapping a picture of me. It seems that my children thought it would be hilarious to take nudey pics of their mama when she least expected it. I, however, did not share that same sense of humor. Call me crazy, but I just don’t think it would make for very good playdate conversation to whip out said phone and have their mom’s beaver on full display. I immediately yelled my head off about the inappropriateness of their actions and grabbed the phone to delete all X-rated memorabilia.
And you wanna know who I blame for their little pornographic stunt? Tyra! Yes, I said Tyra, as in Banks. While we were waiting for our car to be finished at the car wash Tuesday afternoon, the waiting room just so happened to have her damn talk show blaring as loud as could be on the topic of “Are You Normal About Nudity?“ And as hard as I tried, I could not block my kids from hearing her question audience members about whether they felt comfortable lying around nude after sex. Seriously, where are the effin’ earmuffs when you need them? Leave it to daytime t.v. to taint my kids’ ears.
Perhaps that little seed was then planted in their heads to further investigate Tyra’s topic in their own home. God only knows. What I am certain of, however, is that I need to be sure to hide all cell phones the next time I take a shower. I REALLY don’t wanna end up on YouTube as the next “naked mama” sensation.