DON'T touch the art
FFS. DH cannot say NO. We know this but OMG tonight I had to step in.
I'm in the bedroom escaping YSDs chatter when DH tells her to 'don't touch the art please.' YSD will pick things apart and mess with them so I watch what she's getting into. Yes, she's almost 15.
I know she's sitting in front of the fabric piece my grandmother collected in the '60s. She ignores him and he asks again. Then ensues the back and forth of why not/because (half hearted reason and mention of the Louvre and that you cannot touch art in a museum)/it's not a museum blah blah. THEN he says, "well....I was just kidding." What the everloving EFF!
I come out and say actually a lot of my art I have collected IS museum quality and expensive. Explain how hands can damage art just by touching it. And yes, keep your hands OFF.
Cue the sulk.
I leave the room.