Nicole - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I take my son to the YMCA and we use the family locker room to change to go swimming. There are 5 locker rooms at the Y: one for men, one for women, one for boys, one for girls, and the family one. The family one is meant to be for parents with young kids and disabled people, as it has the wheelchair accessible shower stalls. The other day we went there, there was a lady in there with her 3 year old twin boys and 15 year old daughter. I was in there with my 14 month old son. We had all just gotten out of the pool and were changing. This lady was in my way, so I went to the other side to get my son dressed and when I looked up to see if she was almost done, she was in the process of getting dressed, but she was in a thong and topless! I understand it's a locker room, but it's a FAMILY locker room, there are MEN and CHILDREN there! There were no men there at the time, and the only children there were hers and mine, but still. What if my husband had been with me? Or what if I had an older boy that was disabled that I was helping? What if a man had decided to walk around naked in there with her teenage daughter in there? There's nothing wrong with being naked in front of your own kids I guess, I change in front of my son, but that will stop when he's older enough to realize the difference between boys and girls. I think adults shouldn't change in the open like that in family locker rooms, they're too public. The stalls are more than big enough for her and her 2 boys to go in so she can change. I wasn't really offended or anything, I just think it's a little awkward, especially if a man had come in. And I have been in there with men before, they were with their wives or helping a disabled person. What do y'all think?