Post # 1
So I decide to drop by my parents’ house one afternoon.
See both cars in the driveway as I get through the gate. Oh good, they’re both home.
Check back verandah and garden to say hello, where my dad usually spends his time. No one. Oh well, he must be having a nap (he has afternoon naps all the time).
Peek through the glass door and see no one in the kitchen (mum is an afternoon napper as well).
Oh well, guess I’ll see if my little sister is home. Enter house with own key, which I still have.
Go past parent’s bedroom towards sister’s room; hear them talking behind closed door. Cool, they’re awake.
Sister’s room empty. She mustn’t be home.
Back to parent’s room. Knock on door and say hello.
Proceed to walk in and find parents BEING INTIMATE & IN COMPROMISING POSITION.
NOW MOST DEFINITELY SCARRED FOR LIFE.
<end post due to re-living of traumatic experience>
Post # 4
People have sex. Get over it.
Post # 5
And that’s why you knock. 🙂
Post # 6
Weren’t you told: don’t go in your parents’ room if the door’s shut! Still, you’re not alone. Our teenage son forgets too. There have been some close calls…
That said, I don’t understand why they didn’t stop the minute they heard the car or front door. So they’re partly to blame as well.
Post # 7
I don’t get how the parents have to be the ones to stop when they are in the comfort of their own home and reasonably believe that they are alone. An adult offspring should reasonably know what voices behind a closed door means, and have the courtesy to at least wait for a response before barging in.
Post # 8
@Anise: In theory, yes. In practice: I can tell you that whenever one of our kids talks to us through the door, I immediately cover up as a precaution.
Post # 9
Oh my! Whew! Sorry OP but I have to say… better you than me! LOL!
I know, people have sex, yada yada yada. I still would be disturbed if I walked in on my parents doing that. Sorry you had to experience that.
Post # 10
@Anise: Yes I completely agree… but walking in on mummy and daddy is a whole ‘nother story!!! :S
And they DO have afternoon naps, like all the time for as long as I can remember… So why think any different…? But I guess I won’t be making THAT mistake again, haha
Post # 11
Look at it this way – at least they are still into eachother!!! Thank your heavenly stars for that – your life could be like mine, where you mother and father still hate eachother after a divorce that happened nearly 30 years ago. And have 5 weddings under their belts. I would be happy if I were you – even if it is awkward.
Post # 12
@newbabybee: Yes, great point there, and I did acknowledge this after the fact. You know how you hear the stories all the time and you go “yeah, that’d never happen to me”… it was one of those things 🙂
Post # 13
Growing up I had the bedroom next to my parents. As in, my headboard was next to theirs. Right after I figured out what all the noise was about, mom suggested we switch her office and my bedroom. I was packed and ready to go by the weekend.
Post # 14
that’s why you don’t go into people’s houses without them inviting you in. i never let myself into my parent’s house unless they’ve given me instructions to for the specific time.
Post # 15
@ksus07: You sure those are naps they’ve been taking in the afternoon all your life? 😉
Post # 16
I choose to believe my parents had sex exactly four times for the exclusive purpose of species continuation. Having fulfilled the duty of procreation, they now hold hands.