(Light Princess and I get out of the car with groceries, just after listening to a story about the Palin family on NPR, of all things, and come into the house to find #1 Son watching David Gregory on MSNBC talking about, you guessed it, the Palin family.)
#1 Son: "If you don't want people to talk about it, don't have your family on TV."
Songbird: "Yes, and if there is an upswing in teen pregnancy, believe me, I will know who I blame!"
(Because clearly, I am a little worked up about this. I know I'm influenced by the post World War II adoption culture, where pregnant girls were sent away and had no choice about keeping their babies, in the other sense; I am one of those babies. But the same people who complain that a "liberal" society is to blame for many social ills ought not be embracing and apparently glorifying the idea of 17-year-olds having babies before finishing high school. Right? It's the hypocrisy that is driving me crazy.)
Songbird: "I mean, am I a shame-based parent?"
#1 Son: "No, you're not."
Songbird: "But when your child goes against exactly the things you taught, perhaps just a *little* shame is in order! Not that no premarital sex is exactly what I've taught. I've taught, 'Don't be stupid! Don't use another person as an object! And don't let them use you as an object either!!'"
Light Princess: "Don't worry, Mom. I'm never going to give my body to someone who doesn't recognize my total awesomeness, spiritually and physically."