Saturday, February 19, 2011

What's Your Policy? (or: "Bathroom Business")

I was sifting through my blog reading list, and one particular post inspired me. In it, the blogger states that she and her hubbs have a strictly "closed door" policy when it comes to bathroom business. You know, they don't see each other shaving, pulling up the panty hose, etc., in hopes of keeping the mystery and romance alive. It got me thinking..

I grew up in a very open-door, "Hey, who dealt that one?!" kind of household (Except for number 2's. Please keep the door closed for that. Really. No one wants to smell that!). For awhile there, we had five people sharing one small bathroom. We all knew each other's business. So, I never really thought twice about it after marrying my best friend and high school sweetheart. I figured, hey, no big deal. Everybody poops! If I have tummy troubles, he knows about it. He's seen me shave, blow my nose, pluck my brows. If I really have to fart, I fart. Even if he's sitting right next to me on the couch. Hey, what better way to feel close to your partner?

My hubby, on the other hand, didn't fart around me at all until about 2-3 yrs into our marriage. Not sure why? Now, he does it all the time. Especially since we have a son. They have contests and fart wars. My son will pass gas and tell you it smells like "white berries" (whatever the heck that is?!). Ahh, the world of bodily functions. It took me awhile to get my daughter (almost 6 yrs now) to stay out of the bathroom when I have certain movements. Still no luck with the boy. He doesn't care what you're doing in there, if the door's unlocked, he's coming in!

So, I say all of that to let you know, the hubbs and I have been married for 5 and a half yrs now, dated for 4 yrs before that. We have an open door policy, and are doing just fine in the romance department. What's your bathroom policy? Do you keep things under wraps? Has your partner seen the "real" you?


  1. I should say we have a closed "watercloset" policy. I do see him shaving. But the "f" word???? Not once in 10 years :) To each their own.

  2. Really? Not once? Wow.. Well, kudos to you! :)