I grabbed my camera, took this shot and quickly ran in and posted it to Facebook for all our friends and family to laugh at my misery. No one was surprised as she's quite the little fashionista. We are all well aware that this child can pull off any look no matter how gaudy and wacky and this is what we loooovvve about her. She's the Rachel Zoe of the preschool set.
I got back to my tweeting. Two minutes later she walked in with a disgusted look on her face and showed me what she'd found. Appropriately, this month's Dos and Don'ts section was "100 All-Time Best Summer Dos and Don'ts." She took a particular interest in these two lovely young ladies below. They must be best friends seeing as they have their hands all over each other. Yay for friendship!
Again I grabbed my camera...and then grabbed the magazine away from her.
I've been a parent for almost eight years and this is the first time I've ever thought that maybe I should be more careful with what magazines I leave around. How did I never think of this? Geez! It's a stinkin' Glamour magazine. It's not like a Hustler. I have magazines all over the house.
Yet another little lesson. Who'd have thunk it? It doesn't naturally occur to me that there is inappropriate content in Glamour or Redbook. I get a laugh out of skanky chicks in thongs (and revel in the fact that I'm not a "Don't"). And as for the other more saucy stuff...I've been married 10 years and I pretty much skip right over the 'how to spice up your love life' section. If I haven't done it by now, I'm not gonna start because an article got me to thinkin'. Same for all that inspirational "be the best YOU' drivel in Woman's Day, etc. I don't have time for inspiration...
Oh well, no harm, no foul. Then I realized. HOLY CRAP, THE BIG ONE CAN READ! Thank goodness he has no interest in women's fashion magazines and hasn't ever picked up one of the dozens that I have laying around. However if he'd perused this particular issue he'd have learned the following useful little tidbits:
- A summer "don't" is the "Boob-Grab."
- 21% of men polled suck in their stomach the first time a woman sees them naked.
- A particular gentleman who consented to having his photo taken and offered his name to Glamour is "ticklish around his thighs." Good to know.
- On a first date, don't worry about whether or not he's "trying to get into your pants."
- And the worst, right there on the COVER: "How Sex Really Feels..."