Revealing Time

One of the things you consider as a parent is the right time to teach modesty to your children. Especially us moms, who can't even get private time on the toilet without company. Without a story about the latest cartoon hero or plush adventure.

To see HH and me, you'd think we were pretty conservative folk. There's one thing that we're - um - relaxed about, and that is our state of dress at home. Or undress. You know, before and after a shower. Not at the dinner table or anything. We insist on pants.

So at 7, I thought it was well past the time to put some limitations on Boo, and we have. But not completely. I figured that like a lot of things, the time would reveal itself. Like when I wondered when to let Boo play in the rec room alone - and for how long. When do I let him in the yard alone? Those answers revealed themselves to me when I saw Boo display certain levels of emotional maturity.

So the other day, I was starting to get dressed. I hadn't gotten very far when I hear Boo calling for me. I could hear his footsteps approaching my dressing area.

He turns the corner.
He sees me.
He quickly covers his eyes -
and said "Ewwww!"

I think it's time.


Daisy said...

I was just talking about this very thing with my husband. Of course, my son is only 3 but it came up because we just brought our daughter home (she's only 9 months but planning for the future I guess?)

a Tonggu Momma said...

For the Tongginator, that time came long about the time she tried to investigate... Heh. I will never forget the look on my husband's face. Heh.

Anonymous said...

Now he's scarred for life. lol : )

Julie said...

Snort! That sounds like our house only our kids were a little too curious about "parts". It would have been a whole lot easier if they said "Ewwwwwwwww!"

gpieacake said...

LOL... When we are in the mall or public bathrooms I get 'the look' from other women. But I am not about to send my soon to be 6 year old into the mens room by himself.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Snort. Yeah, I started feeling uncomfortable around my son when he was 7 or 8.