So my daughter “walked in on us” the other day. Funny since (sorry hubby) it’s not like statistically speaking, there are a whole lot of chances for that to happen. (so sue me. kids. work. blog. puppy. life. oh, and swine flu. my uber- excuse for everything. ) It happens to every parent, I’m sure. (Though if it happened with me and my parents, I must have VERY successfully blocked it out.)
Anyhoo, I guess we got lucky, as we were still in what I will delicately refer to as the “planning stages.” And under the covers. And, needless to say, in the dark. (seriously, have you read anything about me and my body image?)
Plus, hubby reacted perfectly. Instead of jumping so high he hit his head on the ceiling, he casually greeted her with a “What are you doing out of bed, sweetie?”
She wasn’t falling for it. “What were you doooo-ing?” (you have to draw out that “dooo” sound and lilt up on the “ing” to get the intonation. Try it. Got it? Good.)
I decided to let hubby handle it.
“You caught Daddy kissing Mommy.”
Brilliant! Not a lie….just not exactly the truth.
“Naked?” she asked.
“I’m naked,” I said (and please, spare yourselves the mental picture. It ain’t pretty. Remember: under the covers, under the shield of darkness.) ‘But Daddy is still wearing his pajama bottoms, see?”
“Why are you naked?” Yeesh, won’t this kid give it a rest?
“I was on my way to the shower when Daddy started kissing me.”
“Do you do this….usually?” Evidently she was NOT ready to give it a rest.
“Well, it’s really cozy under our new comforter. Why don’t you come in with us?”
“Naked?” ahhh, heading towards giving it a rest.
And with that, hubby got up to get ready for bed, daughter whipped off her nightie and got under the covers, I got a chance to cuddle with my little girl, and all was right with the world.
Crisis averted. Innocence maintained. And lock purchased.
Please, please, leave a comment telling me I’m not the only one who may have scarred her child for life. This happens. Right? Right? Right?
Oh, and please don’t mention to hubby that I posted about this. This would NOT make him happy. No, not at all.