Parenting

You Can't Unknow This Cringe-Worthy Fact

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This is definitely one of those things we don’t like to think or talk about: Our parents having sex. Last week during the Super Bowl there was that commercial. You know the one I’m talking about. The one with the angelic-faced choir of children singing a modified version of the Seal hit “Kissed By a Rose.” It really is a sweet image, but one with a witty message: each one of those children was conceived the night their parents’ favorite team won the Super Bowl.

Let me repeat that: Each one of those children was conceived on a previous Super Bowl Sunday.

Which means those kids all know when their parents had sex. I’m a pretty open person and very few things can shake me up, but when it comes to my folks doing the “deed,” I can’t help but cringe. PassiveAggressiveEmailKing wrote a pretty funny take on this. As Marlon Brando so appropriately stated in Apocalypse Now “Oh, the horror. The horror.”:

I have questions for the NFL too. Why would you use a 22-year-old song for this commercial? We all love Seal, but “Kissed By A Rose” is the best you got? And why would you put so many of us through this emotional torture? The last thing anyone wants to think about is their two parents having sexual intercourse. Von Miller was ecstatic when he won Super Bowl MVP last night, but I guarantee you his mood would change if a reporter brought up his parents doing it.

You can read the rest here. Enjoy and be forewarned there’s a little blue language ahead.

ICYMI, here’s the commercial: