Busted by your kids while having sex?

This week “Modern Family,” one of the BEST shows on TV, hysterically addressed parents getting busted by their kids while doing the dirty.

Their three kids were planning to surprise their parents (Phil and Claire) with breakfast in bed for their anniversary. Instead the kids’ retinas were scorched off by the site of their parents’ amorous (and what appeared to be standing up) love making.

The kids freak. Claire and Phil freak (although Phil stops to eat the dumped breakfast off the floor).  Claire and Phil lock themselves in their bedroom to decide what to do now: Do they discuss it with the kids? Do they joke about it to lighten the mood? Do they ignore that it happen? (Claire is extra sensitive to the issue because she witnessed her own parents having sex  when she was a child and they never even addressed it.)

Meanwhile the kids are downstairs discussing how they DON’T want to discuss it!!  The final scene is just perfect. You have to watch it. It is the second link I have. (They didn’t have the actual busted scene or I would have posted it too! I do have a link below where you can watch the entire show. )

There is another screwball comedy issue going on in the show: Claire’s stepmother (the super hot Gloria) accidentally sent Claire a rude email about how she doesn’t want to help with the school bake sale because Claire is such a control freak. She comes to the house to apologize not realizing Claire is upset about the interrupted sex not the bake sale. You need to know this so the first scene makes sense.)

(I couldn’t get the stupid Fancast player to load so you have to click on the links to watch. Bummer I know. But tried for 30 minutes to make it load right, and it wouldn’t. Sorry.)

This scene is Claire explaining to her step-mother and father what happened with the kids. Although there is some confusion.

The last scene is a classic. So funny and so well acted by the kids. Don’t watch though if you think watch the whole episode later.

Caught in the Act – the full episode – If you are truly blowing off work or if the baby is napping!

For some of the best lines in the show – including clueless son’s Luke’s  explanation of what sex is.

I think this is a pretty common occurrence. You don’t always lock the door. Sometimes it just happens.  You can also be walked in on other places. My girlfriend told me the other day her little guy found them in the shower together. (Think nothing of it. Daddy’s just washing mommy’s hair.) Michael and I were interrupted a couple of times by knocks on the door. (Go away. Come back later.) I think we were only walked in on once by Walsh as I remember, but the kids were very little and wouldn’t have figured it out. Now we definitely have to be more cautious.

Have you ever been walked in on? What are your precautions? Does a “loud” lock (ie the show) just traumatize the kids because then they totally know! (This could apply to radios, TVs, sound machines or any other masking item that actually just may tip them off.) I remember somebody told us on the blog they had a door sign that said “Marriage in progress.” Gross! (Sorry whoever it was!)

Did you watch this episode of “Modern Family?” What did you think?

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Sandra

January 21st, 2011
5:57 am

Nope, I think the worst we have ever had was knocks (we teach the kids to knock on closed doors, everyone needs some privacy) and the occasional interruption due to nightmares or one of the kids suddenly needing us.

A

January 21st, 2011
6:24 am

That’s what locks are for!

Hindu Elvis Pimp

January 21st, 2011
6:38 am

See, it’s your puritanical perspective that is disturbing. You refer to it as “doing the dirty.”

Grow up……Better yet, get out of the house and in to the real world and away from this hen house you run where you all get worked up when someone says the “pee pee” word.

Hindu Elvis Pimp

January 21st, 2011
6:41 am

Lets hope your children are not ruined by your whacked out perspective. At some point, they will be in control and we will be at their mercy.

iRun

January 21st, 2011
6:51 am

How about the time when you get interrupted by a knock at the bedroom door, you tell your child you’ll be out in a minute, and he says, “Are you guys having S. E. X.?”

Anybody else get that one?

mom2alex&max

January 21st, 2011
6:53 am

It happened once our twice when they were much younger and they really didn’t know anything. We covered up very quickly. We have been interrupted by knocks a few times (same response as Theresa: “go away, I’ll be with you later). But not caught recently. We are pretty religious about locking the door and our children know to knock.

One time when my oldest was about 6 or so he asked why he had heard mommy “making funny noises”. Dad told him that sometimes when he kisses mommy she really likes it. I was so embarrassed later when daddy told me about it! LOL

shaggy

January 21st, 2011
7:04 am

Guilty as charged. We told him that we were playing doggy, and no, daddy was not hurting mommy.

Justin Kirkland

January 21st, 2011
7:07 am

As a little boy in Gainesville, I used to sneak up to the door and wait, just hoping Daddy and Momma would start with the foreplay. Momma was such a stallion!

more disturbing...

January 21st, 2011
7:07 am

catching my kids having sex!

Keith

January 21st, 2011
7:10 am

Sex is a natural part of life; While I don’t think it’s right to intentionally do it in front of them if they walk in and see it accidentally you have an opportunity to treat it as a normal healthy part of a loving relationship; teaching them a healthy attitude about sex seems a lot smarter than acting like they’ve just seen something they should be freaked out about.

deidre_NC

January 21st, 2011
7:12 am

really just make sure the kids arent traumatized (as in thinking someone is getting hurt) and make sure they know mom and dad were just having married love..or whatever. when my sibs and i were little and mom and dad would go to their room and lock the door we would try to listen through the heating vents in my sisters room (they lead to the ones in moms room lol) …i think kids older than maybe 5ish would be just grossed out…younger may need a little reassurance that no harm was being done. other than that…yeah lock the door and teach the kids to knock. couple have sex. its ok.

Enemas for Christmas

January 21st, 2011
7:35 am

Who do you think operates the cameras? Our kids! DUH!

Old School

January 21st, 2011
7:43 am

I hope they were more freaked by the SIGHT of all that rather than the SITE (the place) so they won’t fear that particular area of the house!

Tiny

January 21st, 2011
7:44 am

They were a bit freaked out about the handcuffs. I’m a salesman not a cop.
Strangely, the whips didn’t seem to bother them.

madmommy

January 21st, 2011
7:44 am

We have been busted a few times and it is much harder now that the little one is no longer taking naps. We just let her know that mommy and daddy needed some time together alone to talk about things. Until she is older we don’t feel we should go into it anymore than that.

This is Life, it happens.

JJ

January 21st, 2011
7:59 am

That show was hysterical….I was crying it was so funny.

That is one of the best shows on TV…

Photius

January 21st, 2011
8:26 am

I want to hear from good ole Mother Jane Goose on her experience with this one…..

bobby c

January 21st, 2011
8:27 am

are you kidding, when married who has sex???????????/

modern parent

January 21st, 2011
8:37 am

Amen to Keith and Deidre_NC. Think of how often our kids see suggestive or outright sexual scenes on television by unmarried people in a casual fashion. Somehow, kids walking in on married people doing what married people do in a healthy marriage doesn’t seem so traumatic. It is, indeed, an opportunity to discuss what IS healthy in a marriage in an age-appropriate way.

shaggy

January 21st, 2011
9:08 am

“Mommy, why are you kissing daddy there? Why can’t daddy talk?”

Bob Boblaw

January 21st, 2011
9:15 am

“while doing the dirty.”

Only a person who is trying to be hip would use those words. You should really quit trying to write/talk like a teenage girl. There is nothing “dirty” about sex when you’re a married couple. Oh, and “Modern Family” is not one of the best shows on television.

“I could get ”

You mean, “couldn’t get?”

“Did you watch this episode of “Modern Family?” What did you think?”

1: You ask waaaaaaaaaaaay too many questions for a blogger.
2: Modern Family is a show for people who think Applebee’s is a hip urban restaurant.
3: If your kids walk in on you get over it. It’s life.

Yes, catlady...

January 21st, 2011
9:19 am

Enter your comments here

Hindu is somewhat correct...

January 21st, 2011
9:22 am

…calling sex “doing the dirty” IS quite contrary to how you want to teach your kids – it also is not “sleeping with” – it is “either having sex” or “making love”, and there IS a difference between the two…

DB

January 21st, 2011
9:33 am

I remember being a young and naive little girl (9/10), and being totally frightened one night by hearing all these weird noises from my parent’s room — from the way my mom sounded, I was afraid I was going to wake up the next morning with police and crime scene tape! Not that my parents were ever violent, abusive, etc — but goodness! Why else would she be moaning like that?!

The next morning: Nothing. Everything was normal, breakfast as usual, kiss from dad as he left for work, etc., etc. It was surreal — I was sure I was going to wake up and find my mother murdered in her bed. (I had an active imagination!) I finally came up with a brilliant explanation and asked my mom if she had been sick last night, because I thought I heard her groaning. She turned bright red and mumbled something about, “Yeah, my stomach was a little upset . . . ” OK, that made sense! I never heard them again after that . . . :-) And when I finally put two and two together, I had to laugh at how embarrassed my mother was.

If our kids have ever walked in on us, they must have backed out pretty quietly, because I never noticed them :-) My daughter asked me once, when she was 6 or 7, and we were talking about where babies come from , if I had actually had sex in “her” house. I said sure, that’s what husbands and wives do, it’s one of the nice things about being married. Her eyes were very round. “So, you and Daddy had sex TWICE?! Once for (brother) and once for me? WOW!” I still laugh over that. I may remind her of it one of these days . . . :-)

JATL

January 21st, 2011
9:35 am

LOVE “Modern Family”! Best part was them realizing how loud the lock was at the end ;-) So far we’ve been lucky, but we’re fairly early in the game with a 4 and 2 year old, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed we remain so lucky! We DO use our door lock, but bedrooms aren’t the only places to get busy! Ours are usually down for the entire night, but I did get busted by the 4 year old around 1am one night having a cigarette with some wine on our screened in porch. He didn’t see me with the cigarette, because I whipped it around my back and then almost set a chair on fire because I blindly threw it back behind it! Even though it’s a vice I do enjoy when I’ve had some drinks, I think I had rather be caught having sex at this point ;-)

I never caught my parents, but I do remember (and still get the willies) coming home from work around 11:30 one summer night when I was 16. Cars were in the garage, lights were on, door was unlocked -but they were nowhere to be seen. I walked out onto our back porch and heard, “NO -HEY -don’t come out here!” -They were skinny dipping and doing “it” in our pool! SO embarrassing -we avoided eye contact for a week.

JJ

January 21st, 2011
9:51 am

OK that’s enough. Shaggy is a regular here, and Bob is just bored and trying to stir up some crap.

DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!!!!!!!

Bob Boblaw

January 21st, 2011
9:53 am

JJ

And yet you’re here……stirring up trouble by calling people names. Stupid much?

Bob Boblaw

January 21st, 2011
9:55 am

“one night having a cigarette with some wine on our screened in porch.”

It’s people like you who make our health care prices go up. Thanks a lot.

Bob supporter

January 21st, 2011
10:00 am

I’m with you Bob. Just know at some point you may not be allowed to post here. You go against the grain as I did and soon your only access will be via a smart phone. Until then get all that you can in to this inane hen house blog. It entertains me when people like us show up here.

I used to be known as Rectal Bleeding.

Bob Boblaw

January 21st, 2011
10:07 am

“Until then get all that you can in to this inane hen house blog.”

What’s funny about this all is the fact that two bloggers took it upon themselves to come after me when all I was doing was addressing the blog author.

TinaTeach

January 21st, 2011
10:16 am

Well since my son still sleeps in a crib we haven’t had to worry and when he was sleeping in our room after he was born we did it occasionally.

I remember when I was young (maybe 5th or 6th grade) my room was right next to my dad and step-moms. Our head boards were against the same wall and I remember one night where I heard thumping and a few noises that were muffled. I also remember being uberly disgusted, not because they were having sex, but because they were FAT people having sex. In my mind I couldn’t fathome overweight people having sex. It just didn’t register.

Thankfully I’ve grown out of that frame of mind. I’m somewhat ashamed of the thoughts that crossed my mind that night, knowing how much my dad and step-mom love each other.

jarvis

January 21st, 2011
10:19 am

By the way, the last name was Loblaw. Know your Arrested D, will ya?

Bob Boblaw

January 21st, 2011
10:21 am

“By the way, the last name was Loblaw. Know your Arrested D, will ya?”

Huh?

Bamboo

January 21st, 2011
10:23 am

I watched that episode and laughed so hard because that happend with my husband and I! Our daughter opend the, what we thought was locked, door and caught us in the act! Of course she now knocks but it was pretty hummiliating!

what are you thinking?

January 21st, 2011
10:26 am

My son was about 2 1/2. My husband and I were just getting started good in the bed on a Sunday Morning. We were still under the covers, about to that point where you kick them off and we heard a giggle. My son is on the bottom of the waterbed, riding the waves, going “Bounce Mommy, Bounce Daddy!”
My husband rolled off of me and we just bounced the waterbed until he couldn’t giggle anymore. He never saw us naked, he thought we were just making the bed go up and down for fun, so there weren’t any awkward questions.
But after that we made sure the door was locked!

jarvis

January 21st, 2011
10:40 am

Bob Loblaw…he was a character on Arrested Development.

Stacey

January 21st, 2011
10:40 am

My son was only two the only time I know it happened and he doesn’t remember it and wasn’t the least bit tramatized by it at the time. We’ve always given him what we think to be age appropriate answers about where babies come from and how they are made which prompted him a couple of months ago to “suggest” to me that we have sex again because he wants a sibling. Like DB’s daughter, he had figured out how many times we had done it based on the number of kids.

jarvis

January 21st, 2011
10:41 am

We’ve never been caught, but I have an honest question for those who have, what do you do?

Did you when they left? Did you abruptly stop all action or finish?

I’m not sure what my inlcination would be.

Ally

January 21st, 2011
10:43 am

We got caught once by our 4 year old. Her first reaction was “Daddy, why are you bouncing on Mommy?” We doublecheck the locks now.

JATL

January 21st, 2011
10:47 am

@TinaTeach -HAHA! Don’t feel too bad -a friend of mine in high school mortified all of us on a high school trip by telling us she had walked in on her parents. Her parents were beyond obese -beyond morbidly obese even. To put it into context, her dad fell through the attic and it took both paramedics, and 4 neighborhood guys to get him in the ambulance. Anyway -she said she walked in and they were doing it doggy style. I think she’s still in therapy over it! I saw them all the time, and I never got that image out of my mind!

Stacey

January 21st, 2011
10:47 am

One of the funniest/most awkward conversations that I can remember with my son was prompted by him being grossed out by a mother orangutan nursing her baby. When my husband told him that’s how I used to feed him, he yelled “Daddy, I know Mommy did not stick THAT in my mouth!” Then he turned to me for reassurance that Daddy was lying on me. That’s definitely a story my husband will tell at my son’s wedding reception.

JATL

January 21st, 2011
10:48 am

@jarvis -I’m pretty sure we would cease and desist. I think “the moment” would be ruined for awhile!

Stacey

January 21st, 2011
10:50 am

ROFL @ what were you thinking. I think that’s the best one yet!

Goldfinger

January 21st, 2011
10:57 am

@ Jarvis: We stopped. Kills the mood.

Bob Boblaw

January 21st, 2011
10:58 am

“Let’s just say my wife and I like ropes and restraints”

Does anyone else find it weird that people air out their “secrets” to the rest of the world?

pauld

January 21st, 2011
11:23 am

i was about 8 yrs old living, i decided i was going to snoop in my parents closet, in truth i wanted to look at the pictures of the magazines in the closet (yes those kind) had my fill and went to leave and noticed parents ‘taking a nap’-i didnt hear dad snoring so i thought they were still awake, so i decided to look at the other stack of mags. just my luck the shelf tips over, i hear my father say ‘what was that’ he opens the door, mom screams and covers up, and i am sitting in their closet covered in centerfolds…immediate room time out of course, about an hour later he comes gets me, sits me at the kitchen table with a national geographic to give me the ‘talk’ – i said can we look at the nice pictures instead…that didnt work out well
on monday coming home from school we see smoke coming from the back of the house…. 45 gallon metal trash can with a whole bunch of dads mags, burning away…next day the trash picks it up and of course the truck ignites while going down the road as not all the ashes were out..

mom2alex&max

January 21st, 2011
11:23 am

Don’t feed the trolls Tiger.

q

January 21st, 2011
11:23 am

Well, an open relationship with children is very desirable. As Freud would say every act has a meaning, so he would say it was no slip up at all for the momma and the poppa being caught, they planned it that way subliminally. Not being a great believer in marriage, in fact, seeing the agreement itself as an attempt to change the normal momma and poppa relationship, adios.

Bob Boblaw

January 21st, 2011
11:25 am

“have you posted as ‘libs are stupid’ in the last couple days?”

no