Now that Scorch has learned to read- and has become quite proficient at it- he’s reading everything. *Everything.* Do you know how annoying that is?
We (I) subscribe to one magazine- Redbook. It’s not a dirty magazine by any stretch, but now that I know my 6 year old reads it, it sure feels like it. Before, I used to read the magazine and see absolutely nothing that jumped out at me- it’s a great mix of fashion, makeup, advice, real life stories and recipes. But when I read it knowing there is a good chance Scorch is going to see it, all I see are the words “sex” and “orgasm” and “tampons” jumping out on me from every stinking line*. Every single ad seems like its got mostly naked people in it hawking everything from perfume to dish washing detergent.** I honestly feel like I have to hide the magazine on the top shelf of the bathroom closest just to keep him from reading it.
Ah parenthood- that special time when you realize you really are a closet prude.
*They aren’t on every line.