Friday, May 23, 2008

Tiny Black Square Nipple Boobies?

So, I was in the kitchen making dinner last night. I had the TV on and a pre-recorded episode of Oprah was playing in the great room. It was an episode that I found a little disturbing so I wasn't paying full attention.

For those who didn't see it...the episode was about people with OCD and a camp for OCDness that they went to .....apparently to OCDify themselves. As part of the camp therapy they spend all day for three days subjected to those things that are their biggest fears.

Most of them were OCD about germs in one form or another. One guy hadn't sat on a toilet in years because he was afraid the germs would kill him.... he relieved himself in his yard instead. Another woman spent 5 hours every day disinfecting her house. I really wish I could relate.... I think I could use a touch of OCD in my life.

Anyway, they spent their three days in camp doing nasty things to get them over their germophobia.... Touching... no, I'm sorry, not just touching, but RUBBING their hands along the inside rim of the toilet and then licking their fingers. K. That's just gross. I don't have OCD and there is no way in hell they'd get me to do that. Or rubbing their hands in the inside of trash dumpsters and then licking their fingers. I know drastic times call for drastic measures....but....there just HAS to be a better way!

Anyway, that wasn't the purpose of this post.....

So I'm done making dinner and had forgotten about the TV. The recording was over and had stopped on the playback status screen and I hadn't realize it because I was only half watching it to begin with. So I called everyone to the table for dinner. And was talking to the kids about their day at school when out of no-where Hefty Smurf (my 11 year old) says.....

"ummm...mom....EW!.....can we please change the channel on the TV?"

HUH?.......I turn around and this......







.....is what was on the TV.

A couple of square nippled boobies advertising breast enlargements for the bargain price of $2488.

Even Oprah isn't safe...Oprah commercials have turned rated R. Oh, I'm sorry, My mistake..... it's not rated R because they thought to put black squares in place of the brown circled nipples.....that makes all the difference ya know.

Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not freaking out because my kids saw a couple boobies. I'm not from the breed of mothers who freak out because my kids saw a little boobie on TV.....or saw two adults kissing on TV......I'm from the breed that thinks if you make a big deal out of that stuff then it will beCOME a big deal.

.....but......my point is.....Seriously?.......what's up with the little black squares? They show an entire boobie on the screen but because they put a tiny black square over the tiny brown circle....it's ok? I mean who makes these rules?! Of course my kids thought this hilarious and gross and intriguing all in the same breath.... laughing, staring, and EWing for the next 10 minutes before it occurred to me to shut the TV off. I'm a good mom like that.

On another note.

My daughter came across the photo I scanned and posted in yesterday's post of her and Dreamy Smurf playing in the grass. She brings the photo to me and says...

"Mama, is this when Dreamy used to like me?"

How sad is that ya'll. It broke my heart that my little girl thinks her big brothers don't like her. Sometimes (most of the time) they are the best big brothers in the world ....but there are times....and apparently those are the times that stick in her brain.....that they are quite intolerant and mean. I told her that Dreamy and Hefty LOVE her and showed her pictures of when she was born and her brothers were holding her and loving her and SMILING at this new member of our family. But she wasn't buying it.

Then, shortly after this, she had a little play date with her friend from pre-school. This is the first play date with this particular friend. This was yesterday afternoon while the boys were still at school. They were sitting at the kitchen table and playing dolls and Smurfette asks me "Mom, when will the boys be home?"....."In about an hour" I answered. "And when is A going home?" Again, I answered "In about an hour". I then overheard her tell her friend...

"I really hope you get to meet my boys....they are SO cute and REALLY funny."

She's oozing with pride for "her boys" but thinks they don't like her!

That. just. breaks. my. heart.

I'm gonna have to have a long talk with "her boys"!

10 comments:

common mom said...

Awwww - what a sweetie!

And yes - things are only a big deal if you MAKE them a big deal :-) The little black squares just kill me as well! Really? That made it be all different? ;-)

Christy said...

I really don't understand the whole boobie thing either. Is a nipple really THAT awful? But what really pisses me off is people who are offended by breastfeeding mothers. AHHH! Makes me INSANE!

Oh, and I think it is 100% normal for your kids to "not like" each other. I have two younger brothers, and for the first 10 years, I terrorized them daily.

Marni Tiani Self said...

Interesting episode.
Your poor little girl!!
and OMG on the black squares. I am with you. I could do a whole post on all those ramblings though... like OMG have you seen the things they show on FX???

Kristin H. said...

My daughters go through that with their older boy cousins. I feel so sad for them .

That nipple thing is WEIRD. I only allow my daighters to watch Noggin and Disney but the older one is learning to scan the channels. So I hid the remote in their playroom. Its only a matter of time....

Kellan said...

Oh, the little Sweetie loves "her boys"! Alexis and Little Billy fight constantly, but Alexis would do absolutely anything for her brother.

Have a great weekend - see you soon - Kellan

marky said...

When you think about it, the nipple is the part that men have and it is fine to show that... but it is the formed breast that gets hidden, the add is somewhat off.. it hides the common nipple and shows the full breast?.. I am confused too.
Wait till those boys get older and they have friends that like her... BOY oh BOY will they get defensive and protective of her!! Then she will be mad at them.

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Oh poor Jordyn! It is never easy being the little sister. Good thing she has her momma!

The nipples...LMAO! Great point though about making it a big deal. You are quite right.

Haley-O said...

I had BRUTAL OCD when I was pregnant with the monkey. I didn't think I was going to get through the pregnancy, it was so bad! So, I can sort of see why they have to go to such gross lengths to help these people....

Is it wrong that I'm LAUGHING that your TV recording stopped thereand that your kids were stuck with that image? Ha!! And, yeah, censorship has gotten ridiculous on so many levels!

Shamelessly Sassy said...

'her boys' so sweet. And those square nipples are damned confusing. haha. Makes me laugh!

Tracey said...

VERY FUNNY!!!!! GREAT POST!!!! IN A FEW YEARS THE BROTHERS WILL PROTECT THE SISTERS WITH ALL THEY HAVE!!! I AM THE YOUNGEST OF EIGHT AND I HAVE FOUR BROTHERS WHEN I NEEDED THEM THEY WERE THERE!!!!