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This may sound awkward but it has become quite an devasting situation for me. Whenever I was at a public pool or public bathroom my son and I would get stares. The first couple of times I didn't think much of it. I thought maybe people were looking at us because they didn't feel confortable seeing my son bottomless in public. I told my sister-in-law that I was getting these awkward stares and said to her that our town is full of prudes. It's a 3 year old boy for crying out loud. My sister-in-law then gave me some alarming news. She told me that it's probably not due to him being bottomless or naked but probably because of his genitalia. I said what about his genitalia. My sister-in-law who has 2 boys of her own told me that it's probably because Kyle's (my son) penis is smaller than usual. I have never had a child before nor have I seen another toddler's genitalia but still I don't get it? I do admit it doesn't really look like he has much of a penis but still he's a 3 year old boy. I don't get why that can be getting stares? It's not like he's 30 years old. Ever since my sister-in-law told me this I have been embarassed to change my son or let him run around naked anywhere, even at home. I have not consulted my husband with this situation as I'm sure it'd be uncomfortable for him. Am I just being neurotic or should I take him to the doctor and see if he actually has some sort of medical condition? Any mother's out there with advice or similar experiences please help me feel confortable with my son again.
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