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My Husband Sexted Me While Our Son Was Using My Phone


Cover picture for the articleCare and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. My 14-year-old son’s phone broke a few days ago and the other night, when I had already fallen asleep, he used my phone to play games. My husband, who has been gone on business for over three weeks, sent some naughty texts during that time window. I know my son saw these messages because he blocked his dad. He has barely spoken to me in two days. I’m embarrassed, and I’m not sure what to say to him. My husband says to let it go, that he’ll be over it soon, but what if he’s not? Or am I overreacting?

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Central Florida

My husband has blurted some stuff when my kids were young. I wanted to crawl under a rock. Many years later,they now say get a room lol. The more fuss about it the more it will never be forgotten.


Does this 14 year old not know how he was created? This is how we ruin a generation and create snowflake children that can't deal with reality. Tell the boy to get over it. And for Christ's sake, tell him how children are made of he doesn't know this. Sounds to me like the parents are making way more out of this than is necessary. The boy probably just wants his parents to acknowledge that it made him uncomfortable and then DROP IT.

Samson Mark

he get over it just let it go dont bring it up if he want to talk about it he will if not let it go .


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