My UO (sorry to those that do this!) is that I'm weirded out by parents that kiss their kids on the lips. I think it's inappropriate and unnecessary. It's like, why the lips? What's the problem with kissing on the cheek? I was watching a reality show and a mom gave her 20-something year old daughter a 3-second peck on the lips. Doesn't it ever get weird, though? I know some people don't do it past a certain age but I find it strange do it at all.Edit words
@TheTamedShrew I remember my mom being naked around me up until I was about 7 (then she left so I don't know if she would've kept it up). I found it weird when I was that age but totally normal when I was younger, about 4 or 5. My dad always made a point of not letting us see him naked by always being covered up and dressing elsewhere. DH and I have talked about it and we won't let our kids see us naked past 1 or 2 just because we're modest people too and we both seem to agree on that point. I guess it could be a cultural thing for us (that and the kissing on the lips) since our families are Hispanics, don't know if that has anything to do with it. Edit grammar, I suck with words today
This potty training and peeing talk makes me think of how all these years, I've told my husband that if we ever have a boy, I will never take him to the bathroom in public. Ever. It's his turn. I've done my time and my share of getting interrupted mid-meal, dragging my distractable daughter to the bathroom, holding back puke while she touches EVERYTHING and then touches my face, squatting in a tiny stall while holding her on the toilet so she doesn't fall in to the bowl, only to have her smile at me and say, "Sorry mama, only farts." I mean obviously if we have a boy, and I HAVE to take him to the bathroom because I'm the only one with him I will, but when we are all out together, my husband is on bathroom duty. Period.
My (Maybe?) UO is that "Best Creme" is absolutely terrible on a cake and should never be put on it.. and absolutely should not have the word "best" in it. It is a poor excuse for frosting.I got so excited that a bday celebration I missed yesterday had leftover cake.. then I got a piece and noticed that it was "best creme"... I ate it anyways, but BLECH!
@LizC216 - Ugh, yes. It is a whipped cream topping. It's super light and fluffly, and is not the salty, sweet, buttery thickness that buttercream is. I just find it odd that it's called "best" and it's literally the WORST. I usually eat the cake without it if that's what on it... while with buttercream or other regular frostings I am all about the corner pieces.
It's that time again... everyone is starting to book their anatomy scans. ANATOMY SCANS people. Not gender scans!!! It is only a gender scan if you book a private scan just to learn the baby's sex. Otherwise it is an anatomy scan where you happen to be able to find out the sex. It's a really important screening test to make sure that your baby is growing and developing normally! Some people fight the sex. vs. gender battle, for me my pet peeve is referring to the 20 week scan as the gender scan. I just feel too many people forget the importance of this scan is making sure your baby is healthy and that telling you the sex is just a nice thing that they do.
@Thscary tbh, when I posted my UO, I didn't expect lip kissing to be so common! I was honest in my first post when I asked why as I had no idea why people did it and reading everyone's responses was insightful and I get it more now, I guess it's just not for everyone.Edit: specificity
My UO this week- I CANNOT STAND that stupid Rihanna and Drake song, "Work." It sounds like she was injected with novocaine and her mouth isn't working properly, so she can't annunciate anything. And I like most music (except country, don't even get me started on that one), but this song is just garbage. Seriously, look up the lyrics for that song, it's freaking pitiful. And yet it's topping charts and playing constantly. UGH!
I'm just going to pop in here and say that choosing not to kiss your children on the lips and/or allow them to see you naked does not in any way suggest that you are not close to your children/comfortable with them. I know I'm reading too far into it, but I keep seeing the pro-lip kissers with lines that are like "We're just close I guess" and that's all well and good, but I am extremely affectionate to my son and will be with this baby, it just doesn't include lip kissing for me. I think I'm clarifying a point that really didn't need to be clarified, I just want to say that. And although I pointed out that my family was not overly affectionate growing up, I've never doubted for a second that I was loved and valued in my family. Edited to shorten: Lip kissing your children and being close to them/showing them you love them do not have to equal each other, and more importantly a lack of doing so doesn't suggest a lack of closeness.
Please everyone remember this is an UO post. While UO will be unpopular or offensive to some, I don't believe anyone would post something to intentionally criticize someone, at least I would hope not. But the nature of an UO post is that some may be offended. Remember everyone here seems to respect one another and don't take anything too personally or harshly.
My UO is related to music. I saw it mentioned that the new Rihanna song is disliked. For me it's the dozen Justin Beiber songs that are on every station! I'm really not a fan of him or his music.