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    My stock answer to questions like, "Why are her breasts hanging out?" and "Why isn't she wearing pants?" is, "Because I'm not her mother." DH seems to be having some interesting conversations with Weston when I'm not around, too. We saw that magazine at the store the other day. Weston pointed to her chest & said, "Those are fake." The checker actually had to walk away because he was snorting while trying not to laugh.
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    Is it wrong that my first reaction was wow, she's cute??? Haha. At least this one model looks like she eats every once in awhile. Most of them are all ribs. Ew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    My stock answer to questions like, "Why are her breasts hanging out?" and "Why isn't she wearing pants?" is, "Because I'm not her mother." DH seems to be having some interesting conversations with Weston when I'm not around, too. We saw that magazine at the store the other day. Weston pointed to her chest & said, "Those are fake." The checker actually had to walk away because he was snorting while trying not to laugh.
    Hahah!!! Me too. If I were her mom, she would be wearing pants with her coat. Who wears a coat without pants?? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    But she wasn't wearing that dress on the cover of a magazine in your kid's face in the grocery store. She was on American Idol and truth be told I don't find what she was wearing to be all that inappropriate for that show. I've seen worse at the Grammies or the Oscars. Plus, what your (general) kids watch on TV is something that parents have control over. If the content of the show or what the judges are wearing you find to be inappropriate, then watch something else.
    Hmmm, I can't for the life of me figure out how I debated any of this but okay. Yes, if people don't want to watch American Idol they can definitely watch something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post
    I was thinking about this thread last night because we watch American Idol when the kids are up (my 4 year old loves to hear the singing) and Mariah Carey seems to love to have her cleavage hanging out not much different from the chick on this magazine cover. For me, it's not going to make me not watch the show with my kids around. They are going to see it everywhere. Maybe if I had little boys I would feel differently. I just said to Sophia last night "do you think it's good that she wears those clothes with her boobs showing like that?" and she scrunched up her nose and said "no way" and I said "nah, I think she should put them away. We're not interested in seeing those. I think she should save them for her husband and her babies."

    This kind of goes along with the sex ed conversation to me. I can't (or don't want to) shelter my kids from what's out there...I want to have a conversation about it. And Lisa it cracks me up that your girls say "inappropriate" when they see that stuff. My nieces and nephews do the same thing...they are older than my kids and their favorite saying is "that is so inappropriate"
    Does this refresh your memory a bit? It's a completely different venue, that is my point. You can't compare a magazine cover in a grocery store to what someone wears on American Idol.

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    That's funny. I was being completely lighthearted, saying that it reminded me of this thread, not coming back to debate. I never said it shouldn't bother someone to see it in the grocery store (just like I didn't say that TV is the same venue as the grocery store, or that people have to watch American Idol)...I simply said it doesn't bother me, because my girls see it everywhere, and this was just another example of where they see it. I'm sorry if I offended you by coming back to make any type of comparison that you felt was not appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post
    That's funny. I was being completely lighthearted, saying that it reminded me of this thread, not coming back to debate. I never said it shouldn't bother someone to see it in the grocery store (just like I didn't say that TV is the same venue as the grocery store, or that people have to watch American Idol)...I simply said it doesn't bother me, because my girls see it everywhere, and this was just another example of where they see it. I'm sorry if I offended you by coming back to make any type of comparison that you felt was not appropriate.
    Carrie, you don't need to apologize for anything and I'm not offended by anything and I don't find any comparison 'inappropriate'. It's your comparison. I was only challenging you on your comparison. I didn't get it. I still don't. If you were only making a comment with no intention of defending it than that's okay. We (general) don't have to debate everything.

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    Today I took the kids out to lunch, and when we went to pay at the cashier, there was a newspaper lying there with a headline about the nanny who killed the children she was looking after. It was horrible. I flipped it over before my son saw it, and the guy behind the counter looked at me quizzically. I explained and he took a look himself and quickly moved the paper elsewhere.

    News headlines like that bother me a lot more than sexy photos on a magazine cover. That said, I don't think any action should be taken to deal with it, it's just one of the things I have to handle as a parent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Cleavage just isn't a big deal to me. I show more skin when I wear a bikini and I do all summer. I think it's an over reaction.
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