After reading all of your comments on yesterday’s post, and on Facebook, and much (much!) debate and discussion, my husband and I made a decision.
This morning, he went to the Superintendent of Schools, and told him that at home, we teach our daughter that her body is sacred and private, and no one has the right to look at or touch her without her permission. Therefore, if she doesn’t want to strip naked and take a shower with her peers, she doesn’t have to, and maybe it’s time for this policy to be re-examined.
He also pointed out that we live in the age of social media, when everyone and their brother has a cell phone capable of taking video, and anything can be posted on the internet. So, why do we still think it’s appropriate to expect our young children to take their clothes off at school?
The superintendent listened to his concerns, and said that he would talk to the principal, and the P.E. teachers about what the policy entails, but my husband said that Bee will NOT be showering next year if she doesn’t want to, and he expects that she will still pass P.E.
I just LOVE that man! He is a fierce protector of his wife and children.
The Bible is very clear about the shamefulness of exposing our bodies outside of marriage. As Christian parents, I think we have both the expectation, and the right, to insist that our daughter be allowed to preserve her modesty.