13 Oct
The Naked Daughter-In-Law Incident

Dear Mouthy Housewives,

Last weekend I was staying at my husband’s parents’ house and my father-in-law accidentally saw me getting out of the shower—-naked. Now what do I do?

Signed,

Daughter-(In-The-Buff)-In-Law

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Dear DITBIL,

First of all, ewwwww. Second of all, you can stop freaking out because I really don’t think your father-in-law seeing you naked is that big of a deal; I’m sure that type of thing has happened to a lot of women. In fact, now that I think of it, I may have even seen something like that   happen in a movie once. Okay, so the movie was on Skinemax at 1 a.m., and it was called “Father-In-Law Fantasies IV,” but still—-no big whoop.

That is, no big whoop unless you’ve noticed a change in your father-in-law’s behavior ever since he saw you shakin’ your soaped up money maker. For example, is he now eager to sit right next to you at dinner? Has he mentioned your Hello Kitty pelvic tattoo in the family newsletter? Or, God forbid, has the old man recently taken your husband aside and said, “Son, I noticed your wife doesn’t seem to believe in Brazilian waxing, but if you ask me, she’s a really great candidate”?

If any of that has happened, change your name and move to another state as soon as you’re done reading this post. Trust me.

However, if nothing of the sort is going on and your FIL has remained silent, my advice is that you take the same approach. After all, bringing up the shower scene will just embarrass you both all over again, and odds are he’s already weirded out by what happened. Since he’s also probably very worried that he’s upset you, it’s best for you to just pretend it never happened.

But don’t be surprised if he gives you a really, really, really big Christmas gift this year.

Sincerely,

Wendi, TMH

10 Responses to “The Naked Daughter-In-Law Incident”

10.13.09#1

Comment by Teresa.

If he is a good Father in Law it will have been like him accidentally seeing one of his kids. I was staying with my son when my granddaughter was born and their bathroom was at the top of the stairs, well, I was on my way to go potty and my son strode out of the bathroom buck naked….Lets just say I now know why the girls all chased him around before he got married…. Well, I think I was more embarrassed than he was, he make a joke and that was that.

We don’t talk about it, but I have teased him on rare occasion.

I don’t know about your Father in Law, but I tend to think of my sons wife as one of my kids, so he probably sees you that way too and is way more embarrassed than you! It is really not a big deal unless he is being skeevey about it.

I bet in a few years, you will all be able to joke about it and have a good laugh…

(sorry for using the work em”barrassed” so much…_

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10.13.09#2

Comment by Teresa.

geez, I guess I can’t type. I meant word em”barrased”! lol

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10.13.09#3

Comment by DG at Diaryofamadbathroom.

As long as you were not trying to be seen and he was not trying to see you there’s no offense here. However, if you put out the toothbrush cup as a tip jar, all bets are off.

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10.13.09#4

Comment by The Good Cook.

Um.. how exactly does that happen accidentally? I have been a guest at my in-laws house many, many times over the years and just can’t figure out how that happens… just sayin.

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10.13.09#5

Comment by Mother-in-law-chronicles.

If you think that’s bad, try being 14 and seeing your grandfather in the buff. My grandparents’ house was set back in the woods, and my grandfather would duck out naked to get the paper in the morning. He did it one morning while my sister and I were visiting, not realizing that I was already up and about. He walked out on the porch, saw me, let out a Whoop! and ran back inside. Fortunately, there were no repeats of the incident, or I might have truly been scarred for life.

At the family dinner the night before his memorial service, one of his sons asked how many people in the room had been accidentally flashed by him. Pretty much every one raised a hand, including all of his daughters in law.

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10.13.09#6

Comment by Julie B..

My worse in-law incident ever was shortly after I had my son. In-laws were downstairs in the kitchen and husband and I were up in my bedroom. Totally joking, I started talking dirty to him…which he thought was hilarious…since we had the baby monitor in the room with the receiving end “on” right next to his parents. Oh…mortification!!! Luckily they are hard of hearing, but in any case we never ever mentioned it.

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10.13.09#7

Comment by Marinka.

I’m with Good Cook on this one. How does this happen “by accident”? I mean, it’s not like you can step out of the shower and think that the door was closed but the damn cat left it open or something.

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10.13.09#8

Comment by admin.

May I suggest as a Christmas gift to your in-laws (and really, yourself) this year a set of bathroom door locks? Might come in handy.

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10.13.09#9

Comment by Aludra.

We were on a family vacation, and we were at my then-fiance’s parents’ room, and I went over to the bathroom to use it, the door was opened a crack, so surely no one was using it already, right? WRONG! His dad was in there…
So I’m mortified, terrified, and still have to pee. Without thinking, I yell at him “What the hell?! Why don’t you lock your bathroom door when you poop???”

Yeah everyone heard me yell that…
Oops.

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04.07.12#10

Comment by Get Over It.

Get over it. I am sure he has seen other females naked and once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.

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