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What not to say to kids about Mata Hari Backglass


By Billc479

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

My grandkids were here over the holidays, and asked me about the backglass. Here's what NOT to say.

The 8 YO granddaughter wanted to know why her underwear had holes in it - my answer was because she tooted a lot and needed the ventilation so her underwear would not be stinky all the time.
The boys (5 & 7) wanted to know why her pants were not pulled up all the way. I told them she was trying to be modern by not pulling up her pants.

I have since been made to see there may have been an error in my answers. (Wifey wasn't happy, but she didn't have what I thought were better answers.)

Anyone else have experiences like this or have better answers?

#2 4 months ago

In todays society your answers make perfect sense. Now for the people who can't be pleased ever no matter what you say, your screwed. lol I guess telling them that she was a spy who slept with and killed the enemy wouldn't be acceptable?

#3 4 months ago

I would have said she's a spy and she's trying to get secrets from that man and nothing else. Sometimes a simple truth is easier than a messy lie.

I would follow up with this is fantasy and if they play spies I expect them to keep their clothes on!

#4 4 months ago

Great thread. Did you seriously say this to the kids ? If so you are my hero - great way to think on your feet. You should do a podcast where the kids ask questions about any sort of objectionable pinball artwork and you get some pinball 'experts' who try to stumble to answer them.

#5 4 months ago

growing up i thought he was a magician and she was his assistant

#6 4 months ago

Pinstar - yes I did, hence the consternation from wifey. I do like the idea of saying he was a magician and she was the assistant, maybe I'll use that if they ask again next visit.

I don't think I should be the one to explain sexual favors to the grandkids, at least not at this time. I don't know if they play spy, so for now, its a wait and see. Truthfully, I was laughing on the inside at my answers.

#7 4 months ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I would follow up with this is fantasy and if they play spies I expect them to keep their clothes on!

What are you going to do if they start playing Doctor

#8 4 months ago
Quoted from PopBumperPete:

growing up i thought he was a magician and she was his assistant

Before reading this thread, I still thought that lol. I guess I never really looked to closely at the backglass.

#9 4 months ago
Quoted from PopBumperPete:

growing up i thought he was a magician and she was his assistant

First saw the Mata Hari in a bowling Alley in Delaware, summer of 1979 and that’s exactly the same thing I thought they were. (And probably for a few years afterwards).

#10 4 months ago
Quoted from Billc479:

My grandkids were here over the holidays, and asked me about the backglass. Here's what NOT to say.
The 8 YO granddaughter wanted to know why her underwear had holes in it - my answer was because she tooted a lot and needed the ventilation so her underwear would not be stinky all the time.
The boys (5 & 7) wanted to know why her pants were not pulled up all the way. I told them she was trying to be modern by not pulling up her pants.
I have since been made to see there may have been an error in my answers. (Wifey wasn't happy, but she didn't have what I thought were better answers.)
Anyone else have experiences like this or have better answers?

You ought to try explaining the Aladdin’s Castle genie with flashing titty-tassels to an inquisitive 5 year old boy. Lots of stuttering and stammering.

#11 4 months ago

What do you tell your wife about Mata Hari?

#12 4 months ago

Had EXACTLY the same experience over the holidays with my 7 yr old grand-daughter. Except it was Paragon.
So I asked her what she thought was happening. She thought the lion was going to eat the lady but the man was going to kill the lion.
Works for me - heck, I don't know what the story is there.

#13 4 months ago
Quoted from 64bsstp:

Had EXACTLY the same experience over the holidays with my 7 yr old grand-daughter. Except it was Paragon.
So I asked her what she thought was happening. She thought the lion was going to eat the lady but the man was going to kill the lion.
Works for me - heck, I don't know what the story is there.

That's exactly what you should do - reflect back and let them answer. Then say, "That's a good idea!"

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