I guess I never saw anything wrong with bathing or showering with my children, it just seemed like the right or easiest thing to do. I mean, it is part of being a parent… right? (Sorry if my assumption is wrong!)
But I guess some people have huge problems with bathing with their children, or even letting their husband/partner bathe with their children. Now, I am sure there are a lot of cultural backgrounds, or maybe even religious backgrounds that frown on it, but I just don’t get the big deal.
Since the day my children were born, both my husband and I have always shared the responsibility of bathing our kids, and the simplest thing to do most of the time is get in there with them… not only because it really kills two birds with one stone, but it is a lot easier than leaning over the side of the bath tub (especially in my current condition) or making a big project out of it.
I never really thought it would be an issue, but with the deep seeded nature of sexual thoughts when it comes to any type of nudity in our country, I can’t say I am really surprised. People think women shouldn’t breastfeed because boobs are only for pleasing men, when in reality they were put there by nature to feed babies. Of course it can go both ways, but the train of thought which has been burned into our heads since birth says otherwise.
Billboards with models wearing essentially no clothing, and the pop stars on TV with their sex tapes floating around the internet have simply become normal to our society, yet taking a bath with your child is something that will get your criticism or a funny look. I guess it just boggles my mind that our thought process when it comes to nudity can be so backwards that we are quicker to cast stones at the mother or father bathing with their child, or being naked in front of their own child… than the model, essentially a perfect stranger our child may oogle over in public some day.
My mind if officially blown…