I have an issue that is swimming around in my head. I am unsure how I should approach this. So, I am going to the internet!
At what age should a child of the opposite sex no longer see a parent in the nude? About a year ago, when Thing1 was 3 1/2 I decided it was time. He did not need to see me without clothes on. So, Armydad would run interference for me. If I was showering or changing, I would close the door and let Armydad deal with any issues that arose. Well, that no longer works. Now, I feel like there is not a way I can keep him from seeing me. When I shower, I still have to be accessible. If I choose to take a bath, both boys often end up sitting on the bathroom floor playing with toys while I bathe. I cannot even count the number of times Thing1 has come running in while I am bathing to tell me that Thing2 is doing something he is not supposed to. (For example, standing on the counter in the kitchen trying to get the cookies off the top of the refrigerator. True story.) So, I cannot lock myself in the bathroom and make the boys stay out.
So, here is my question: To military moms, how do you handle this? Is there a certain age or developmental point where you have to enforce a modesty policy? How do you make it work when your spouse is gone? To civilian (umm, I just started to type regular. Freudian slip, maybe??) moms, how do you handle this? I am curious to see if the answers are different for military and civilian moms!