One started swim team last week, and one of the parts of the experience is learning to change in the boys' locker room before and after practice. He has an 8 year old's modesty so this is a big challenge for him. The first day went like this:
One (running back out the door into the hall): "Mom! There are boys all over in there and they're naked."
Me: "That's what a locker room is for. Go back in and change."
One: "But they'll see my, you know ... and I'll see theirs ..."
Me: "You don't look. That's the deal. You don't look at theirs and they don't look at yours. It's a guy thing."
One: "Okay." He disappears into the locker room and comes back ready to go.
Later that night, after showering at bedtime:
One: "Hey, Mom, I tried that "don't look" thing in the shower with Two and it really worked! But you know what, I don't think he's heard of that rule, because he kept staring at me ..."