Have you ever found yourself watching the news with small children and suddenly thinking that you shouldn't be doing that? Or Inside Edition comes on? Or a commercial during an otherwise appropriate television show?
The news is on, and suddenly talk turns to a pedophile. Or a dead police officer. Inside Edition is talking about Gary Coleman's sexless marriage. A commercial for Erectile Disfunction. Or, heaven forbid, your OWN MOTHER sends you and innocent seeming YouTube video which has inappropriate-for-children (but really funny, by the way) content?
My first reaction was to suddenly, quickly, without words, change the channel. But then I wonder if by reacting in such a way draws more attention to it, making it that much more interesting. But usually when something like that starts, you know it's only going to get worse. And worse. And talk always turns to Britney's lack of undergarments.
So instead, around my children with the BIG ears, I start to talk. "So, how was your peanut butter and jelly sandwich today? How many Webkinz do you have again? Gosh, I think it might be time for a haircut." I mean, I start to talk. I don't care about what, I'm just trying to be louder than the TV.
Does it work? I don't know. Maybe my bright red blushing and stammering gives me away and freaks my children out enough that they don't ask any questions. As long as it keeps me from explaining about KY warming cream, I'm good.