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ds's trousers "sexy"

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meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 18:56:35

I feel a bit sick. Ds (5) had his new school trousers on and h said to him that his trousers looked "sexy"
Frstly what a totally wierd and inapproriate way to describe them and then of course ds kept repeating "sexy"

PhishFoodAddiction Tue 11-Oct-11 18:59:00

That seems really odd to me.

I would never call anything to do with a child 'sexy'. Nor would anyone I know.

Unless 'sexy' has now become a slang word used instead of 'nice' without me noticing? confused

meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 19:00:23

I know - it seems totally wierd and he's never said anything like it before. I feel very uncomfortable

ellalouxx Tue 11-Oct-11 19:01:07

Is your h his father or stepfather?

DoodleAlley Tue 11-Oct-11 19:01:46

It could just be a poorly thought out choice of words but it does seem a little... Unorthodox.

But then we don't know your DH so don't be too quick to jump to conclusions based on the comments of strangers.

meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 19:03:21

H is ds's father.
he's bathing ds atm and I feel uncomfortable.

PhishFoodAddiction Tue 11-Oct-11 19:03:54

Did you ask him why he said it? Maybe he thought it was funny or something? I doubt he meant it literally.

ellalouxx Tue 11-Oct-11 19:04:41

The word 'sexy' on its own wouldn't alarm me but you seem to have your suspicions. Have there been any other incidents or is there any reason you are reading more into this?

bubblegumpop Tue 11-Oct-11 19:04:44

I think sexy has become a slang word, more so nowadays. Where some people do use it, as a connotation, not meaning sexy as in sexual.

Like sick as in good, not sick.

If however you honestly think your husband is sexualising your children, then you have bigger issues.

A little chat maybe on what is appropriate or not? Including swearing etc.

bubblegumpop Tue 11-Oct-11 19:08:14

If he works it can be easy to let slip words, you'd sling around with your friends. I'd be inclined to think it was an error of judgement, the term used.

You say he is bathing him and you feel uncomfortable. So you think he is a sexual predator towards your son? In that case, your issues here are to big for anyone to really be able to help.

meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 19:08:34

The thought of him having such thoughts had never occurrd to him and he's never once given me any cause to doubt him.
I imagine it was a total mistake but why on earth did "sexy" come to mind? he hardly ever uses the word, even to me

meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 19:10:02

"if he works it can be easy to let slip words"?

No i don't think he's a predator - i'm just shocked and upset by what he said

bubblegumpop Tue 11-Oct-11 19:12:01

Right well talk to him. Instead of getting yourself in knots, because he is bathing his son. Looking for people to freak you out and tell you he is a weirdo.

meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 19:13:06

Thanks bubble - I will when ds is in bed

ellalouxx Tue 11-Oct-11 19:14:23

If he's never given you any reason to doubt him before this then I think you are overreacting. It's inappropriate yes but that's all.

yellowraincoat Tue 11-Oct-11 19:14:55

I hear loads of people saying sexy these days. It makes me cringe. I even saw a guy in the pub saying to his daughter (about 6 years old) that she was really sexy. SO grim.

Think you need to have a word.

FabbyChic Tue 11-Oct-11 19:17:31

Is he of low intelligence? If so it was just a remark he made that meant nothing.

Some people are just stupid and that is what he sounds.

Everything is 'sexy' these days. even government documents are 'sexed up'

people have lost all idea of what sexy actually IS. ie sexually attractive.

It is used to mean cool, funny, nice, liked...

Drives me bonkers but most people who use it don't engage their brains and think that what they are actually doing is saying - in this case for example - that your son's trousers create a sexually attractive image. If you tell him that, he will probably hit the roof and be really upset that you think he thinks that about his son.

Cos I bet you he's one of these who uses sexy without taking a brain moment to understand that it means sexual.

PhishFoodAddiction Tue 11-Oct-11 19:19:59

Oh so it is being used as a slang word, luckily it hasn't reached my neck of the woods as it sounds grim used in relation to children.

RitaMorgan Tue 11-Oct-11 19:23:33

This wouldn't bother me at all - I would assume he was just being jokey?

Sounds like there are other issues here for you to have such an extreme reaction though.

MoreBoober Tue 11-Oct-11 19:24:36

Way over analysed, he said something a bit stupid but give the poor bloke a break! hmm

NinjaSlipper Tue 11-Oct-11 19:25:36

My younger sisters all say 'sexy' to the kids.

My sister calls her son 'sexy boy'

And they have called my sons 'sexy little man'

I ask them bnot to when they do.

They don't mean it 'weirdly' and I have NO worries over them as carers to my kids, its just a term thats very common now and has somehow (very wrongly imo) some how slipped into the realms of acceptable endearment terms!!

WhoWhoWhoWho Tue 11-Oct-11 19:25:43

Loads of people round here use the word 'sexy' when talking to their dcs, and if they are not calling them sexy in an affectionate manner hmm they are calling them a geek. hmm

Things like this really irrationally? annoy me. Even more than pointless swearing, text speak and poor grammar. OP I doubt he is a sexual predator, but you maybe ought to buy him a dictionary.

meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 20:15:27

I talked to him. he says he knows it was inappropriate and doesn't know why he said it. I still feel bad . When i kept questionning it he said was i thiking he was married to a peadophile. made me cry and leave the room. he came back to say sorry again a few minutes a go, i said i don't want to talk about it tohim any more - too horrible

meandmypickle Tue 11-Oct-11 20:27:02

H is now angry about me doubting him

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