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To hate it when people refer to dc as 'sexy'

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Unicorn1981 Thu 19-May-16 16:53:19

Recently I went to a party and a guest posted a picture of their child with the hosts child along with some pictures of other kids including my dd on Facebook so I got tagged. Lots of this woman's family were talking about her boy as 'gorgeous' and 'so sexy'. Obviously this is none of my business what they write but it is not the first time I've seen this. I just think it's really inappropriate to describe a child as sexy. Does this annoy anyone else or AIBU?

BadMum1705 Thu 19-May-16 16:56:06

Completely agree!!

WorraLiberty Thu 19-May-16 16:56:12

Yeah it's a bit weird.

My Jack Russell Terrier's previous owner used to call him sexy confused

GrimmauldPlace Thu 19-May-16 16:57:27

YANBU. Makes me cringe every time I hear it.

Toddzoid Thu 19-May-16 16:57:33

My mum did it ONCE to my DS. He'd put something she'd bought him on and she said "ooh you look dead sexy in that". I pulled her such a dagger and said "you really can't call a child SEXY, mother." She never said it again.

GrimmauldPlace Thu 19-May-16 16:57:55

YANBU. Makes me cringe every time I hear it.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Thu 19-May-16 16:58:00

Do people actually do this?! Very weird, YANBU.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 19-May-16 17:00:41

My DM used to refer to my DB's black pants as his "sexy black 'uns" hmm. 30 years ago. Judgy pants hoiked from a very young age...

Unicorn1981 Thu 19-May-16 17:00:43

Ha ha Toddzoid that made me laugh. Yep I've seen people say 'sexy little man' to a picture of a newborn! I really have to stop myself writing a comment. These are people I went to school with by the way not close friends! Ha ha- a Yorkshire terrier- goodness me the mind boggles!

Unicorn1981 Thu 19-May-16 17:01:43

Jack Russell sorry- not Yorkshire terrier 🙈

paxillin Thu 19-May-16 17:02:57

Do they? Never heard it. YANBU, it would be very weird and wrong.

HolditFinger Thu 19-May-16 17:03:32

YADNBU. It's just flat out wrong and makes me cringe whenever I see or hear it.

eyebrowsonfleek Thu 19-May-16 17:03:45

How old is the child?
If I was the mother of an adult child it wouldn't be as creepy as if the child is under 18.

BadMum1705 Thu 19-May-16 17:04:42

I've heard a child say he has "sexy boy boobs", just so wrong!!

Wolfiefan Thu 19-May-16 17:05:10

I think kids can be gorgeous. Like beautiful or handsome or pretty.
But sexy. Um. No.

Tonis2297 Thu 19-May-16 17:05:27

YANBU this really grinds on me I see all the time on the dreaded Facebook 'my boys so sexy' it makes me feel sick they are cute not sexy !!

Bee182814 Thu 19-May-16 17:08:58

Ugh I absolutely hate this too, my mum once said it to my DS when he was a few weeks old. I am now NC with her, not just for this reason, but she insisted that it was a perfectly fine and reasonable thing to call a newborn. Thank God I don't have to listen to that anymore!

DuckAndPancakes Thu 19-May-16 17:10:17

Yeh it's weird

Ultra weird when you get kids <10 running around singing about their sexy bodies and bums because Mum told them it was okay.

What's wrong with some normal canibalistic comments with regards to our children? delicious, edible, tasty children.

Pinkheart5915 Thu 19-May-16 17:12:21

Gorgeous, handsome, beautiful all ok IMO but sexy ? What a strange word of choice

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Thu 19-May-16 17:13:00

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I FUCKING HATE THIS. Imagine if a dad called his young DD 'sexy' on Facebook - THAT'S how wrong it is.

recoils in horror

RaeSkywalker Thu 19-May-16 17:13:05

My friend's Mum does this. The woman calls her 2 year old granddaughter sexy confused

squoosh Thu 19-May-16 17:14:04


The word sexy is bandied around far too much these days. At some boring meeting some suit will refer to next quarter's projected sales as being 'sexy'.

Fuck off.

Unicorn1981 Thu 19-May-16 17:14:57

Sorry he was 3.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Thu 19-May-16 17:18:40

I call my small DSs beautiful, gorgeous, handsome etc (even though I actually prefer to call them clever, funny, kind etc, but that's beside the point), because it's the only thing that's fucking appropriate.

It'd never even cross my mind to call them sexy. I genuinely recoil when I hear a parent do that.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Thu 19-May-16 17:19:33

At some boring meeting some suit will refer to next quarter's projected sales as being 'sexy'.

Sorry, but that's a fantastic image grin

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