Families can be strange. What might be normal to one troop could be an off the scale cringe fest to others.
Some are open minded, some are not.
Some share, some do not.
Some over share to a point were the words ‘What the actual Fuck?’ occasionally tumble from their mouths as they proceed to discuss the rude, weird and unthinkable. It’s what makes your family unique, and there is no right or wrong way. In our family we have always encouraged the freedom of speech and discussion on any topic. I’d hate to think that our children felt too embarrassed to talk about something in front of me or felt they had to hold back.
Husband’s phone rings. It’s his 2 grown up daughters. I can hear raucous laughter drifting out of his phone and I can see the awkward look on his face.
Him: What are you talking about? Well I don’t know? What a ridiculous question …well sat down I suppose.
3.5 seconds later my phone rings. I am quizzed in much the same manor, the only difference is I absolutely love it.
Me: Sat down but tipping slightly forward, there’s no other way to do it properly … No! They surely can’t? How do they get a good angel? No, it’s not weird. Okay, it’s a bit weird but I like it. See you soon. Byyyyeeee.
Let me shed some light on this bizarre exchange. It appears our opinions were urgently needed due to a debate that was going on between my twenty something step daughters and their respective boyfriends about whether you sit down or stand up to wipe after a poo. Much to their disgust their boyfriends had admitted to being stand up wipers.
There is no line. If there ever has been, it was crossed long ago but would I want it any other way?
What sort of family do you belong to?
Is it a civilised affair where people mind their manors, keep their noses clean and under no circumstances discuss the inappropriate topic of such things as toilet habits? Or alternatively do your grown up children ring you of an evening amongst fits of hysterical laughter to enquire about which toilet positions you practice?
I think from this very statement alone it is perfectly clear to see which category we fall into. And honestly, I definitely wouldn’t change a thing.