My mother-in-law could be described as…quirky. She’s wonderfully wild and unpredictable, one of those people who you want to watch just to see what crazy thing they’re going to say or do next. In a typically random move, a couple years ago she was just delighted to have purchased a very large print (about four feet high) of some French ad featuring a scantily-clad dancer in a sexy pose. She proudly hung it up above the bed in her tiny guest room, just delighted with this new decorative item. Click here to see it (this image is very small, but you get the idea).
Frankly, I find it a bit overwhelming. You walk into the little room and are immediately hit with the thought, “Hey, there’s some woman’s a**.” I never loved having it hang above our bed when we stayed there, but I began to get a little bit annoyed by it when my two-year-old walked into the room on our last visit and exclaimed, “Mommy look at that lady!” (Also, there’s the ridiculousness of the fact that if the text were in English it would be soft porn, but since it’s in French it’s supposed to be artsy.)
Anyway, I’m probably going to ask her to take it down, and she’s probably going to be perplexed by the request. I think she’ll honestly be confused about what my issue could possibly be with this lovely poster. Also, a friend of mine said she doesn’t see what the big deal is. Which makes me wonder: am I the crazy one here that I think it’s inappropriate?
I was trying to think of what other parents I know would think about this picture, and couldn’t figure it out. I could believe that others would be way more or way less bothered by it than I am. So, just out of curiosity, I ask you readers: what would your reaction be if this poster were in the room that you and your kids stayed in at your in-law’s house? Would you ask them to take it down?
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