They are immediately disgusted and even shriek a “eewww”, “gross” when they see their parents kissing. Do they not know how we felt when we discovered they were no longer “innocent” in ways of the world?
I mean, let’s get real here. I kept my “eewwws” and “gross” to myself!!
I don’t think our children realize how they make us feel every time they utter disgust at seeing us, their parents, hugging and trading spit. Hey, they do it, too! Just because we’ve gotten older and are now grandparents doesn’t mean the action stops! It just means we’ve slowed down in life, but we aren’t dead yet.
I think our children don’t want to get an image of their parents, now aged and with gray hair and wrinkled and out of shape, entangled in the sheets.
But isn’t that exactly what they, too, are doing?
When they got married and went off to enjoy their Honeymoon, didn’t they realize that everyone waving them goodbye knew exactly how they would consummate their marriage, if they hadn’t already done so.
When their children were born, did they not realize that we knew exactly how our grandchildren came to be?
I guess that we, too, could say,”Gross!”
Alright, everyone says, Sex is a natural and very human thing to happen between two people. Yes, well, we know that. Yet we all cringe at the thought of mom and dad joined in a lustful moment. So to our children that cannot fathom their mother and father having sexual relations, I say to them: “eewww” and “gross” to you, too!
And, in all fairness, I, too, “Eewwwed” and said “Gross” when my parents were behaving in that romantic way we have all come to recognize.