Tonight, MLI has his first non-familial sleep-over at someone else’s house. It’s with a girl–the same one whose mom keeps asking us to do things. After saying “No” to Disney and numerous other requests, the child’s mom cornered CareerMom at daycare and asked that he come over tonight for a sleep-over.
What’s a CareerMom to do?
Well, one thing she did was tell the girl’s mom that she didn’t want them bathing together.
When she told me this, it struck me as a bit of a silly thing to say when asked if your child can have a sleep-over. Of all the things to be worried about the first time your four year old stays at a relative stranger’s house (who is a divorcee with an ex-husband of questionable character), worrying about the kids seeing each other’s thingies seems a tad bizarre.
I don’t know, but are four year olds that “aware”? Granted, I started digging girls at a pretty young age, but not THAT young.
What do you think? At what age did you stop bathing your opposite-gendered children together?