I have been interested to watch the boys mature and see when that phase of self-awareness kicks in that triggers modesty.
For the most part it hasn’t. They are more than willing to walk around the house in various stages of undress.
I always figured I would take my cue from them. When it started bothering them then I would be more aware of what I was doing. I mean I am their mom and although it is my duty to embarrass them, I will do it consciously.
I just didn’t expect the cue to come from my three year old.
The other morning I was in my bedroom/bathroom/closet getting dressed after a shower. He walked in and sat down. He was chattering away.
I got dressed and brushed my hair and just before I was leaving to go make breakfast he said…
Mom you look so much better.
So much better clothed?
So now no one is allowed in my bathroom when I am getting dressed.
Not for modesty, but for ego preservation.