Oh, Boy. Could Use Some Advice on This One!
Today when I picked T up from school (he goes to pre-school 2.5 days per week and just turned 4), the teacher asked to have a word with me before we left. She told me that T and another little boy had been found out in the field showing the other kids their 'bits' as they walked past. I found out pretty quickly from the other parent that it was his friend S that we see out of school a lot. T and S go to my SIL's house to play with my nephews who are 4 and 3 as well and last time we let them all play together, they did end up all running around naked and trying each other's clothes on. I never thought it was a big deal, but now I'm thinking I should probably tell T that he can't take his clothes off anywhere but home. We don't make a big deal about being naked at home; we don't walk around naked or anything, but we're not prudish either.
How would you handle the conversation of telling T that he shouldn't be flashing his bits to onlookers? I tried today to tell him that his 'private' area is only for him to see, but he just kept laughing and saying, 'but it's funny, mummy; I like to show them off.' Oh, the joys of having boys! Someone please help me! (I feel like the teacher is going to think T is a right little perv because at the beginning of the school year, she pulled me aside to tell me that he'd had his hands down his pants the whole day, so I had a big conversation with him about only doing that kind of thing in his own room when no one else is around). Sigh.