Madeline, our nocturnal child, is obsessed with what adults do once she retires for the evening. We were downstairs one morning when she saw a DVD cover for 24.
“What’s this?” she asked.
“An adult movie,” I stupidly said.
“You watch this when I sleep?”
Later that evening as we all sat down for dinner, she announced out of the blue, “When I have kids and they’re in bed, I’m going to watch lots of adult movies, too.”
Yikes! I can just imagine the expression on the sweet, old lady’s face at the grocery store when Madeline tells her that her parents like to watch adult movies when she’s asleep.
I’ve made sure to amend the phrase to “movies for grownups.”