Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Parenting Fail

Do you ever feel like you might be a bad parent?  Well folks, I am here to make you feel better. After you read this story, you will for sure feel like a stellar parent compared to me.

I allow my boys to use my tablet to play games or watch kid appropriate shows on Netflix.  They have their own section and know how to turn it on and select what they want to play.

The other day, Cal asked for the tablet and I set him up on the couch to enjoy an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.  I walked away to do put away laundry and came back to Cal absolutely entranced with what he was watching - not unusual.

I sat down beside him and glanced down and saw what he was watching.  Boobs.  Naked boobs.

He had found a movie on Netflix and clearly it piqued his interest.  It was called "#1 Cheerleader Camp".  How he found it, I will never know.

I do know that I managed to rip that tablet so fast out of his hands his head spun.  Now, I have no issue with my child seeing breasts.  He has seen mine before when I have changed in front of him or getting out of the shower.  But on Netflix?  Yikes!  This "special" movie had an opening sequence of cheerleaders topless jumping on a trampoline.  Quality programming right there.

Cal, you are about 16 years too young for that.

My kids will now be monitored for what they are watching on Netflix.  No more willy-nilly browsing.

Parenting fail!

Feel better now?


  1. Yipes! I wonder someday if that'll happen here. We have cable, the channel down from 2 (PBS where all the learning shows are) goes to the 900 channels which you have to pay for, very naughty movies. The channel gets arrowed down. I figured some day he'll pish something that'll purchase it.

  2. I know you were mortified, as I would have been, but I can't help but find it a bit humorous. I can't wait till
    My child does something similar.