It’s Not All Mary Poppins

A Matter of Emphasis

As we drive a stretch of highway, I notice a billboard advertising a video store in an upcoming village, with, among other attractions, a “Huge Adult Department”. Emma, who is eleven, must have been idly reading it as well, for her voice comes over my shoulder.

“What’s that mean, mummy, ‘huge adult department’?”
“It means they have lots of pornography.”
“Oh, yuck! I thought it was clothes.”
“Clothes for adults, you mean?”
“Yes. Really big adults.”

June 19, 2005 Posted by | my kids, the cuteness!, the things they say! | 10 Comments