Privacy: You’re missing the point

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The name of the child will be “Child” to protect Child’s privacy. But we will always know who it is, won’t we, Child?

Here’s what went down the other day:

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Me: “Hang on for a second. I have to go pee, and then we can play.”

Child: “Okay.”

Me: “…So maybe you could leave the bathroom so I could have a little privacy?”

Child: “No, no, it’s okay. Look.”

Closes the door most of the way, then puts their eye up to the crack.

Me: “You’re still looking at me.”

Child: “No, I’m not looking at your pee, I’m looking at your eyes.”

Me: “The fact that you’re looking me in the eyes while I urinate does not makes this any better.”

Child: “OKAY.”  (angry and disappointed)

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I think it’s important that kids learn while they’re young that there are few situations in which direct and sustained eye contact makes things more comfortable.

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Meredith likes to write the funny at her blog, Pile of Babies (http://www.pileofbabies.com).

2 Comments

  1. Isn’t it heartwarming the way our offspring express their love? My daughter enjoys watching me poop more than she likes hugging me.
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  2. Nice! Ah, parenthood…

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