Do you remember watching a movie with your parents as a kid and having your mom lunge at the screen to save you from a possibly naked breast or a little too much butt? If so, you'll appreciate this mom protecting her adult (and gay) son from seeing breasts ever.
Now that the mom in question is a meme (and she's a pretty good one), it gives us a chance to look back on our own childhoods (and adulthoods) and how our parents protected us from the horrors of the human body. In my family, this was usually the domain of my mother because my father never had any problem talking about sex or bodies or the fact that—imagine thick Russian accent here—"Latina women is best type of girlfriend because they crazy but they never leave you, so is good your partner Latina, Mark."
My dad also taught my brother and me about how great oral sex was, once saying "Listen, blowjob is best feeling man can have in world and is important that you get girlfriend who good at it. Mark, you is gay, but that is okay. Gay like blowjob too," while he drove us home from school.
My mother, on the other hand, tried very hard to protect us from all that smut on TV, going so far as to cover the screen with her own chest and singing "lalalala" as two characters kissed in Once Upon a Time in America. The violence on TV she didn't cover up, as long as the people fighting with guns and knives were fully dressed. Of course we all knew that whatever was going on under my mom's cardigan and deafening "la"s was illicit or gross so we wanted to watch it all the more. And my mom kind of gave up on all of that around the time I was 12 or so. She didn't let me see Striptease at the movies but she didn't mind that I watched Demi Moore writhe around topless on home video. (What an excellent film!)
The mom in these photos really takes it to the limit. Not only is she covering up the breasts on TV, but she's also got a towel, meaning she was prepared. No one in this house was going to see boobs, whether they wanted to or not. NO ONE. Check out the edits redditors have made to the original picture. She's everywhere! Covering up Kim Kardashian's butt or skydiving with a towel, this mom is making sure everyone is safe. (See all the photos at BuzzFeed.)
Hats off to you, unidentified mom! Glad you're enjoying your 15!
Images via Reddit