A Little Privacy, Please

Yeah, right! Not in the family locker room at the Y--especially when you have a cute baby and there are teenage girls involved!

The other night after Anna's swim lessons we went to the women's family locker room and instead of changing in a stall I decided to change out by the lockers. No one was around, I didn't want to set Anna on the wet tile floor (the floor by the lockers was carpeted), and I knew I could change in 2.3 seconds (a skill you learn as a new mom). Well in 1.5 seconds in walked 10 teenage girls preparing for swim team practice, and there I am basically naked trying to switch from my bathing suit to my underwear and bra and Anna at my feet. 

"OHHH MY GOSH!! A BABY!!!!" One girl screamed. I tried to quickly finish but before I could I had two girls in my face (or at my chest rather since they were a tad shorter than me) asking me all kinds of questions about Anna and one girl down at another body part, err, I mean level cooing at Anna. I was shocked at the unashamed nature they possessed while I'm basically in my skivvies or lack there of. I tried avoiding eye contact, maybe that would deter them, at least until I was fully clothed. Nope, they just kept asking questions, you know, the ush: "what's her name? how old is she? does she have any teeth yet? how much does she weigh?" and oooohhhing and ahhhhhhing. And then came the big question that I pretended I didn't hear: "Can I hold her?" I thought to myself, Are you serious right now?! If I let you hold her, I've got to let every other girl in this locker room hold her. And hello?!, I'm already totally embarrassed that you all saw my lady bits and all I want to do right now is run for the hills with my baby! So no you can't hold her! Then the question came again and this time I couldn't pretend I was just a little hard of hearing..."sure." And then from all the other girls, "Me too? Can I hold her? Oh, please, I want a turn!" "Sorry, girls, my husband's waiting for me outside." Yes! Thank you, Travis, you saved the day and what little was left of my pride! I scooted out of that locker room with Anna in tote so fast Travis wondered what happened. After recapping my last 5 minutes he suggested it might be worth it next time to just have Anna sit on the wet tile floor inside of a stall. Yep, I agree!

1 comment:

  1. lol! you are a better woman than i. i would have been all crazy! :)