Well, if you ask a "silly" question Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Kids have an almost supernatural ability to ask questions you either can't or don't want to answer. A little too honest, perhaps, in the case of one mum who was so blindsided by her year-old son's casual enquiry about her sex life, she actually gave him an honest answer.
This is an unusual question to be asked Image: Corbis RM Stills The conversation went as follows: Are you sure you want to know? And I double checked! You can always ask me any questions you know. Maybe because I was taken by surprise. I would never in a million years have asked that question of my mother!
I expect normal 'what is sex' conversations but didn't expect personal questions like that. Getty Given the personal nature of the question, it's easy to see that this mum would have been taken aback. And, sometimes, when we're taken aback we go into some bizarre autopilot mode. In the mum's defence, this is probably the last question on earth she expected to be asked, given how most children are of the opinion that sexually active parents are "gross" and the number of times their parents have had sex directly correlates with the number of kids they have.
But that didn't stop plenty of other mums being critical of her actions. No one wants to know about their parents having sex. Getty Images "I don't talk to anyone about my sex life except the person I'm having sex with.
Would you ask your of age child about their sex life? I sure wouldn't," huffed one mum. It is inappropriate for anyone to enquire about your sex life, unless its a HCP. Be that your parents, children or friends. Some things just are private.
Questions like that are inappropriate and answering them is even more inappropriate! It wasn't all criticism, however. Some mums either saw the funny side, or appreciated how off-guard the mum had been caught. And a few also confessed to being "impressed with once or twice a week!