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Mum sending "calendar girls" style photo of her and her friends to her son for his 40th.

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Rollergirl1 Thu 20-Mar-14 22:25:36

Quite light-hearted but AIBU to find this a bit weird? Friend in question had his 40th recently and had a big party. Said friend thought the pic was hilarious and brilliant and was going round showing the picture to everyone on his phone. So he certainly wasn't embarrassed about it. It was taken in good humour and everyone was laughing about it but then lots were also saying that they thought it was quite odd. The Mum was there too and also didn't seem remotely uncomfortable! She is quite eccentric. Just can't imagine the thought process and how she arrived at that decision..... "Oooh, my son is turning 40, what can I do to mark it? Oooh, i know i'll get me and loads of my mates with my baps out, take a picture of it and send it to him!"

Technical Thu 20-Mar-14 22:31:57

The calendar was made specifically for this birthday? That it weird.

If they had made one for charity or some such and sent him a copy, maybe not weird, depending on the personalities.

ButterdickCumberscotch Thu 20-Mar-14 22:35:31

My husbands mother gave him a pack of photos of her when she was younger. None of him, mostly just her hanging out with her friends and wearing a bikini.

I thought that was a bit weird. YANBU

WooWooOwl Thu 20-Mar-14 22:36:42

Weird and cringeworthy.

Rollergirl1 Thu 20-Mar-14 22:42:31

It wasn't an actual calendar. It was a photo that had been sent by the Mum by phone to her son. The picture was of her and about 6 other women all with naked top halves sat behind a long table. You couldn't actually see anything but it was clear none of them had any tops on. And the picture was posed for specifically with the intent of sending to her son because he was turning 40. confused

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Thu 20-Mar-14 22:50:48

Weird shit confused

treas Thu 20-Mar-14 22:53:06

Not what I'd do but weird shit happens

treas Thu 20-Mar-14 22:53:32

weirder shit happens - doh

ScarletStar Thu 20-Mar-14 22:53:40

Mad. But my MIL is mad and I can imagine her doing the same, she'd think it was funny and 'a bit naughty', as in childish. The difference would be that my DH would be traumatised, lol.

Suzannewithaplan Thu 20-Mar-14 23:18:31

would said mum have welcomed similar pictures of her father and his cronies when she turned 40?

Fecklessdizzy Fri 21-Mar-14 00:11:47

confused Definitely weird. Sending topless pictures of yourself to your kids - how is that NOT creepy?

Fecklessdizzy Fri 21-Mar-14 00:13:05

... Or was he bottle-fed and she's trying to make amends?

ComposHat Fri 21-Mar-14 01:18:24

Just what everyone wants for their 40th birthday, a saucy picture of their mum and her pensioner mates in the nip.

Given the age of the participants. I hope the birthday boy bought the geriatric calender girls something to keep the chill off their chests ( like a pair of legwarmers)

EurotrashGirl Fri 21-Mar-14 01:42:26

YABU. Some families have a unique sense of humor, and the son thought it was funny.

MusicalEndorphins Fri 21-Mar-14 01:51:38

Incestuous and creepy. I would rip it to shreds, even though I know it would be very aggressive to do so. What the hell was she thinking? Gross. And creepy, did I say creepy?

NancyinCali Fri 21-Mar-14 02:45:26

My husband turned 40 yesterday and the thought of such a photo being produced by my MIL is making me queasy...

Monty27 Fri 21-Mar-14 02:51:58

Just
shock

Caitlin17 Fri 21-Mar-14 03:04:32

This is one of the weirdest ideas I've heard of. I was thinking how peculiar it would be to do that to my son (when he's 40 I'll be 71). I hadn't even considered how utterly bonkers it would have been for my mil to have done it to my husband when he was 40.

bubblegoose Fri 21-Mar-14 03:24:02

Very, very weird.

fruitandnuttycake Fri 21-Mar-14 07:59:26

I fail to see what being bottlefed has to do with it hmm I certainly won't be getting my baps out for my ff son for his 40th

OP YANBU it is a little incestuous

ImAThrillseekerHoney Fri 21-Mar-14 08:02:00

Strange but funny and harmless. It might well refer back to a longstanding family joke. I'd be more squished out if it was just the DM.

ImAThrillseekerHoney Fri 21-Mar-14 08:08:37

Squished = squicked

TheBody Fri 21-Mar-14 08:11:27

wtf with the bottle fed comments!

er no not something I would do but maybe it's some sort if family joke.

glad you lot arnt in ss child protection with such ridiculously judgy attitudes though.

it was a joke. maybe not in good taste but a joke. Jees.

TheBody Fri 21-Mar-14 08:16:11

MusicalEndorphins you sound far more wierd quite frankly! calm down girl. grin

LessMissAbs Fri 21-Mar-14 08:39:19

I can only imagine someone very narcisistic doing something as odd as this!

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