I still think about the situation I was in several years ago when I lived in Iowa. I remarried at 48 years old and my 2nd wife and I bought a small 2 bedroom ranch house in a fairly rural area outside Davenport. Within less than two years we had her daughter Mimi move in after a breakup with her husband. With her came her 11 year old daughter Carla and 8 year old Sherry. It was only to be "temporary" of course. Five months later her youngest daughter Kerry came after having boyfriend and drug problems. My wife and I suffered with this arrangement for the next couple years with none of them moving out. I know a lot of people get into this type of a crowded house especially since our rec room turned into a bedroom. We only had one bath and a powder room so things were in turmoil most of the time. It didn't occur right away but over time modesty seemed to fade. It was like I became a fixture and began seeing Carla, Sherry, and the kids in what I'll call states of undress. Not only that I often saw them naked and many times my privacy was invaded. There were times over those years that each one of them had seen me naked and it wasn't just a few times. Kerry was the worst and had no modesty whatsoever and never seemed to respect the privacy of anyone including her mother. I saw her naked often and she never seemed to care about who did. My wife often scolded her about it but it went in one ear and out the other. I did see Carla naked many times but Carla also had no problem with me seeing her in the skimpiest of outfits often having no underwear on. What surprised me the most during that time is that there was never a reaction of embarrassment. It was like an "oh well" type of thing. I just wonder if other people in close quarters like that react the same way they did. I even wonder sometimes if their lack of concern about it rubbed off on me. I do admit being embarrassed if one of them saw me naked but after awhile it didn't bother me as much as it should have. My wife and I talk about it occasionally but can't come up with a reason it was so out of control. Thankfully we are on our own again with only weekend visits from her daughters and the kids.
LukeHome May 24, 2019 at 11:30 am11