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Reader wonders if parental jealousy is normal

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I read with amusement the question from "Too Close!," who thought that her husband and his sister sharing a bathroom mirror was inappropriate. I completely agree with your response, and I have a similar tale for you.

My daughter-in-law is an earthy person and I love her dearly, but one day while my son and I were sharing a bathroom mirror, she came into the room, hesitated a moment, then said, "You're both OK" -- and commenced to sit on the throne for a pee. It was definitely outside of my comfort zone!

What do you think?

-- Aghast

Dear Aghast: To fracture a popular expression, this would definitely not be my "cup of pee" (so to speak).

You know those Road Runner cartoons, where the bird makes tracks so fast that its body is a blur?

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That would be me.

I've enjoyed the responses to this question. They really underscore how individual the response is to bathroom-sharing.


(You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: Readers may send postal mail to Amy Dickinson, c/o Tribune Content Agency, 16650 Westgrove Drive, Suite 175, Addison, Texas, 75001. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or "like" her on Facebook.)



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