Carrie Bickmore has made headlines by revealing she showers with her nine-year-old son.
Bickmore told her radio co-host Tommy Little yesterday afternoon that she had a double shower in her house, and she often showered with Ollie.
“I’m going to say it’s almost one of my favourite times of the day, because it’s very hard to get a boy, to get a son, to talk to you. Often they… give you one-word answers. ‘How was school?’ ‘Fine.’ ‘How are your friends at school? Good’,” The Project co-host explained.
“But for some reason, when we’re in the shower – Ollie has his shower, I have my shower – we just chat and we talk about everything.
“He tells me what’s going on at school, and I love it. It’s such a beautiful time.”
Bickmore said she didn’t realise there was anything out of the ordinary about it until she was talking to a friend.
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“She said to me, ‘You’re going to have to stop that pretty soon,’ and I said, ‘Will I?’ and she said, ‘Yes, he’s nine!’” the mum of two continued.
“And then I said, ‘Oh my God, what am I doing? Am I scarring my child?’ And ever since I’ve felt really self-conscious about it.”
Really, no need to feel self-conscious. Bonding time is the best. If you can get a nine-year-old kid to open up about his day at school, you’re a winner. That’s what matters.
Who isn’t naked around their kids when they’re little? It’s the most natural thing in the world. You’re constantly whipping out your boobs to feed them. You hold them under the shower with you when they’re covered in explosive poo and there’s no other way to get them clean. They’re regularly bursting into the toilet while you’re sitting on it because they need to tell you something of vital importance.