Ok, so I find this completely bizarre and a little disconcerting, but I have no clue what to say to her. She has brought this up several times and I want her to just stop it, but again, I find it so bizarre. I don't know what to say or do because I think it is the weirdest thing to talk about. I come from a family of all girls, and I can say that it is probably a good thing my mom never had a boy because she has about zero working knowledge of the male population (any age).
So, apparently my mother has heard from a friend that baby boys can get "hard ons" as she calls them and for some reason this concerns her immensely. I have never heard of this, but if it is true, then I don't see what the big deal is anyways. I would figure it's normal because they can't help it (if it is even true). Plus, I figure I will learn how to parent as I go along, but to me, a normal physiological response is a complete non-issue. Then, she told me that she saw a three year old asleep in his stroller at the mall "with his hand in his pants!" and this shocked her even more. Needless to say, she and I have very different ideas on how to raise children, and while I agree that you should teach a three year old not to touch himself in public, my mom's reaction seemed overboard. I just think it is odd that she feels the need to bring this up to me and I find it a little disturbing that she felt the need to tell me, like she thought I would be shocked and disturbed.
Oy vey. It is just a very odd situation and I don't even know what to say to her. It bugs me that she seems so intent on letting me know about this possible "problem," (which I don't see as one), and then telling me how I should handle it. She never had boys (and neither have I, until bug), and it bothers me that she is telling me about "concerns" that I may have with my son, like he is some foreign creature. He is not, he is an innocent, unborn child, and he deserves privacy and respect even from birth, not to be talked about like he is an alien. I guess I just don't want her to say anything to him or discipline him for behavior that she thinks is wrong. Maybe I am borrowing trouble. I am bewildered that she even brought this up to me. Does anyone have any advice or opinions??