Saying No to Skype!
Sometimes Mom talks to our human sister and her daughter, our 21 month old, former blurpy-now-Sticky, Girl, on Skype. Our Girl likes to see Mom (her "Gwammy") and if one or more Crew members happen to be nearby, which we usually are in the evening, Mom will turn her laptop so our Girl can see us.
Our Girl used to call us all "kiddeeee", but now recognizes us as individuals and calls us by our proper names. We look at the computer when she says our name.
That's all well and good, but the other night, Mom took this Skyping thing too far. I had just had a bite to eat and had strolled into the family room, jumped up on the coffee table and proceeded to have my evening bath. I've done this many times before, but this time Mom said "Oh look, here's George" and turned the laptop towards me so our Girl could see me.
Well friends, the timing couldn't have been worse. I was right in the middle of tending to a...well...a rather personal area, if you know what I mean. Now I ask you, doesn't a guy deserve a modicum of privacy at certain times? Does my private bath routine need to be telecast, live, to a 21 month old?! I think NOT!!! I mean, I don't observe the intimacies of our Girl's bath nor do I sneak up on Mom when she's standing under the water and train a live camera on her!
I'm all in favor of 'teaching moments' and such, but I think Mom could have waited another few seconds 'til I was finished, then let our Girl practice saying "Jahje"?!