Ha! I love that little girl. You definitely have your hands full. :-D
LOL!!! I tell the kids to turn around if they absolutely have to be with me, especially in a public bathroom. I flat out tell them I need my privacy. Ms. E understands the privacy and Mr. E is starting too as well. At home, I also lock the door and tell them mommy needs privacy while she does her business. I can just imagine little GL doing right by your side and SJ saying what she did!
I counted the other day and was interrupted SIX times with SIX different questions. My explanation was a just a lie when I caught them investigating some lady stuff. I said they were left over band-aids from the time dad almost cut his thumb off with the table saw.
I recently started demanding more privacy time too, I now shut the door during all bathroom matters and while I am getting ready. I don't lock it, the boy doesn't mind the shut door (although he did question my lady stuff last year) but baby girl howls until I open the door back up. But I don't even care anymore, using the loo or showering is NOT being selfish!
If I had answers to privacy with kids I'd charge heftily for it. When you figure it out let me know - I'll pay ya!
You have to have privacy but it is so hard to get sometimes. I only had to say to the boy once and said it was girls stuff. I guess there is no easy answer.
We're past the privacy issue now (mine are 6 and 11.) INstead, they choose that time when I am most indisposed to beat the heck out of each other. However, when faced with that same predicament, I likely answered with something equally lame. Which is better than my neighbor's answer, "big bandaids", prompting her 4 year-old son to fetch one for the scraped knee of a friend.
I don't have any answers but I can tell you my 2 year old who is equally curious and I should have named velcro, calls my items Band-Aids..
I just gave my two girls the gory details right from the start...they quit asking...tmi?
I just remember the story about a mom who told her little girl they were napkins for special occassions. A few weeks later they had company over for dinner and she asked her daughter to set the table. Yes, you guessed it, they all sat down to dinner and found the "special occassion napkins" by their silverware!
I always appreciate the gesture to stop and take a moment to comment. Thank you!