18 October 2009

Things You Don't Want To Know About Your Parents

This is a Public Service Announcement: Do Not Show Your Parents the Movie "Failure To Launch".

You may think this is funny now...but you will regret it immediately if you show your parents this movie and let it get into their heads that they too need a "Naked Room" in the house after you've flown the coup. Then, when in the midst of conversation on the phone with the 'rents, your Mom mentions that "well your father said he's going to go hang out in the Naked Room", you will be adding this comment to the official list of Things You Don't Want To Know About Your Parents. Other things will pass through your brain as well that will horrify and shock you, such as: Which room is the Naked Room? Is it your's or your sister's room? Will you ever be able to make a surprise visit again? (The answer is no.) Is sitting down on furniture allowed when in the Naked Room? WHICH ROOM IS THE NAKED ROOM?

Now you need to go drink heavily/get a lobotomy/pour boiling water on your brain. And who really wants to go through that? (And by that I mean the last two.)

Your parents may make such comments about a Naked Room followed by partially smothered giggles that might make you doubt such claims...but is there any way to find out that doesn't involve trying to remove real time images from you head later? No.

So just listen to me when I say, best leave it alone. The movie is funny and awesome and, yes, your parents probably would get a kick out of it. But you really don't want to take the risk of them getting any ideas. Heaven forbid your parents start thinking crazy thoughts.

This has been a Public Service Announcement. You're welcome.
xo, Lindsay


  1. One of the small pleasures in a parent's life is when they can keep their children guessing! Heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee.....

  2. Let's be honest here, my dear sister. My room is in the works to become the love nest/jacuzzi room/allow me to vomit all over myself. Therefore, I believe it will be your room that will become the Naked Room. Only because the only other options they would have would be Nate and Estelle's old room (not the golden child!) or Phil's. And no one wants to be on Phil's bad side. Unfortunately it's left up to our rooms to become the new stomping grounds for the parentals. Now let's go cry together over some Yellowtail.