March 20, 2005

Cheap motel sex

One time years ago, we were driving home from a weeklong camping trip at the ocean and decided to stop at a cheap motel. It was raining, and I didn't feel like setting up the tent in the rain. Six people with a bunch of dirty camping clothes crammed into one small motel room is not very luxurious, but my kids were at the age where they still got excited about vending machines, so this experience was a big treat for them. The three oldest kids slept in one bed, while Spouse, the baby, and I slept in the other bed.

When Spouse and I both woke early, we decided to sneak into the bathroom to have sex while the kids were still sleeping. The bathroom at this particular cheap motel was tiny, so we congratulated ourselves on the acrobatic feat, which we had pulled off without waking the children.

Imagine our surprise, when we emerged from the bathroom and found Daughter, who must have been ten or eleven, sitting up in bed, wide awake, reading a book. She looked over at both of us, gave a smug smile, and said, "I am going to need therapy for THAT some day."

18 comments:

Phantom Scribbler said...

!!!!!

That settles it. Can I be your adoring kid sister now? I know P/H has already claimed the title, but you have room for two, don't you?

jo(e) said...

Phantom, I always have room for another sister.

Friday Mom said...

LOL!

Maybe this is how young people today get started showing their mom's internet porn.

Friday Mom said...

Ummm...that would be moms, not mom's.
Just want to be clear it's not your porn she's showing. [blushing]

Lisa V said...

Oh my god. It was bad enough that my mother told me that she and my dad had sex. But to hear it... Ew. Poor baby. LOL!

Moebius Stripper said...

Ha! One of the texts I teach from has a sidebar mentioning that October 5 is the most common birthday, and that it's the birthday that is among the most likely to correspond to a New Year's Eve conception. Since my mom was born on October 5, I decided to share this fact with her. She wrote back - "you mean my parents had sex?"

"Yes," I responded, "Four times [Mom has three siblings]. That's twice as often as you and Dad [I only have one]!"

Which is something that I believe at one point in my life. I distinctly remember her once telling me, when I was eight or nine, that she'd had trouble getting pregnant with my brother and that if it had been up to her, he and I would be closer in age. The thought of my parents having had sex three times, or even four, left me completely amazed.

~profgrrrrl~ said...

Fortunately the need for therapy re: these things normally goes away as we become adults :)

Too funny.

Laura said...

Oh my god--so funny. Same thing happened to my sister in law (only it was their home bathroom). She had totally blocked it out until Mr. Geeky brought it up about a year ago.

Major flashback. :)

Cut-Rate Parasite said...

So funny. Things like this always make me wonder how many times they heard (or saw?) without letting you know that they did.

Dr. Vegeta said...

That's superbly funny! What your daughter said at the time seems really mature for an 11-year-old. She doesn't need therapy for that.

bitchphd said...

I just love your kids. Love them.

Scrivener said...

Great story. But of course, what we all thought you were gonna tell us about when we saw the comment was in fact the decadent, luxury hotel sex. When's that post going up?

AAYOR said...

That post title should boost your sitemeter stats.. ;)

Great story!

Songbird said...

That's priceless.
My Little Princess is nearly 10. Recently she caught me coming out of the bedroom in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, pulling my clothes back together, a few steps ahead of my husband.
"Mom, were you just---?" I believe I blushed as she broke into a knowing smile.

PPB said...

hysterical.

Psycho Kitty said...

LOL!

Vegan Momma said...

That is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Oh, based on what my students write (anonymously, of course) on the first day of class, that sort of thing happens all the time. But your daughter does sound like an absolute hoot!