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Thursday, July 1, 2010

We Went Camping...The Incident

The three older boys had gone to take a shower together. My sister came back to report to me how S3 had been standing in the shower room, realized he needed to pee, ran naked across the public hallway, into the men's restroom, peed, ran back across the hallway and back to the shower room. She informed me I needed to have a talk about proper etiquette with the boys. S4 heard this story and was more than ready to round up his brothers and set them on the couch and the proceed to call me in to tell his brothers the rules of showering at a campground. It was basically this, when in the shower room, you do not leave the shower room unless you have clothes on. No naked boys leave the shower room. Period.

Shortly thereafter S4 and I headed out to take a shower. On my way there, I came across Egirl who was camping with us and S1 and S2 taking Josie for a nightly stroll. “Hey, swing by to pick up your brother so I can shower all alone,” I told them.

I showered S4 up, dressed him and then peeked out the shower room door. No one from our group but a good ten people were waiting for the shower. I told S4 he was just going to have to wait, set him on a dry towel on the little bench and stripped down for the shower.
I was just rinsing the last of the shampoo from my hair, step one in taking a shower, when I opened my shut tight eyes to get more soap I was shocked to see S4, standing at the door, with his head hanging out looking around.

So, just to give you an accurate picture in case you aren't totally with me here......

I am completely naked.

When I opened my eyes I was looking directly toward the hallway that held ten or so complete and total strangers.

S4's head was in the door way so there was no way I could just slam the door shut. However, I don't think he knew what happened the way I yanked him back and slammed the door so quickly.

Somehow, I finished showering, quickly, and pulled all my clothes on. I told S4 he could now open the door. Guess what? The door was too slippery, he couldn't get it open.

Now.

The t-shirt I was wearing read “Just Another Day in Paradise” (thanks KE) as I kept my eyes to the ground, my hand tightly holding my happily chatting away son, and beelined out of the public bathroom area.

I was so concentrated on getting out of there that I don't know if there was anyone in the hallway or not.

We have a few more shower rules now........

6 comments:

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

That's hilarious! As the Mom of 3 boys, I can relate. No modesty whatsoever! That would be pretty embarassing for you though. Thanks for the laugh.

PS: While packing DS12 for Scout camp, I found his toiletries kit. Everything as unused and new as the day we bought it. Problem is, he's had it for the last FIVE campouts. Ew!

The Farmer's Wife said...

Oh. My.

And you're a local celebrity and everything! Wait until this hits the National Enquirer.

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!!

Did you change your shirt as soon as you got to your campsite so nobody would recognize you later on???

Denise said...

Oh GREAT, the Farmer's Wife, now I have THAT to worry about.

Becca, I PUT YOUR BUTTON ON MY BLOG TODAY. It's been giving me such fits for so long but today I DID IT !!!!!! And, sadly, I was too shocked to think to change my shirt.....great.

workout mommy said...

omg, that is hilarious!! i have 3 boys, so I can relate as well. They love to be naked!

Jennifer said...

So where was the "other mom" in the line that should have shut the door for you for the sake of all mothers everywhere? I would have shut the door for you. LOL!