Monday, September 28, 2009
I recently started babysitting for this family with 4.5 year old twin and 6 year old girls. The other night I was putting the twins to bed and they both flipped on their back, put a hand down their pajama pants and started to "play with themselves" and breath heavily. A little embarrassed, I asked them what they were doing and they both responded that it helped them go to sleep because it felt good. I know they were on their backs, but it was very clear what they were doing. I've been babysitting for almost 15 years and I've never had a child do this. I'm a bit embarrassed and unsure if its normal or if its something I should bring to the parents attention. I'm sure the parents have noticed this since they put them to bed most nights, and perhaps they are fine with their twins doing this and exploring their own bodies. I'm just not sure if I should address it with them, tell the girls not to do that, or just mind my own business? Any opinions or anyone who had dealt with this would be greatly welcomed. Thanks!!