Marybeth - posted on 02/22/2014 ( 12 moms have responded )
My son is a second grader. Recently he and about five of his friends, all in second grade, were in a shower room after a pool party. From outside I could hear that there was some misbehavior in the shower and that my son was involved. So I stepped in and corrected him - nothing serious, typical 7 yr. boy stuff involving snapping a towel at the others. I was afraid that they would be running and someone would slip.
After I stepped out another mother took me aside and said that she was unhappy with me, that a 7 yr old should only be seen naked by his own mother, not by other women.
Was she right? Was it wrong for me to see boys, not my own, naked? I have no problem with other women - his friends' moms, teenage baby sitters, etc. seeing my son naked. To me, it seems perfectly normal for a female (mom, baby sitter, mom's friends and friends' mom, etc.) to see boys much older naked.