Now that my monthly visitor has finally packed up and crawled back under the rock which she came out from- I am much happier.. but it has left a strong memory with me. One I will not soon forget.
About a week or so ago, I wrote a blog on how I was reconsidering showering with the boys after Holden made a point of mentioning my lady parts and attempting to study them in a lot of detail.
This past week, his curiosity went to the next level of awkward- and has made me think not only twice about being naked in front of him, but thrice.
While i’m home alone with the boys, I rarely get a moment to myself. They both enjoy following me to the bathroom. Never a peaceful moment to do the things I need to do!
With peeing or taking a crap, I figure it’s probably a good example- but at period time, it becomes a little more strange to have little boy eyes watching and wondering.
It’s not that Holden’s never had questions about tampons before- he’s asked multiple times what they are.. but i’ve always been able to brush off his questions and redirect him to something else.
For some reason, that didn’t quite work this time.
He meandered into the bathroom while I was doing one of the most personal things a woman can do- changing a tampon.. and was instantly mesmerized. I tried to get his attention elsewhere- but he just wouldn’t stop looking..
And then the questioning began.
“Mommy, what are you doing?”
“Nothing, don’t worry about it”
“Mommy, what are you doing to your pe…”(He was going to say pecker, but paused. I don’t know how many times i’ve told him that I do NOT in fact have a pecker)
“It’s not a pecker”
“What are you doing to the bottom of you?”
“yes you are! You have a string coming out of you!”
Once Holden realizes he has horrified you, he finds it the most hilarious thing in the world.. so of course he began laughing at me obvious level of uncomfortable-ness.
I don’t think i’ve ever been so embarrassed by something Holden has said.. and he’s said a LOT of embarrassing things in his short time on earth.
I definitely thing the next time the witch comes along, i’ll be closing and LOCKING the bathroom door to avoid further embarrassment.. but I also thing that now I have to not just re-think our shower situation, but really reconsider being so openly naked around him in the future. The last thing I want is for him to walk up to some random lady and start talking to her about bloody tampons. Can you imagine??
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