OK, I am so, SO embarrased to even post this, but I need help.
Background: Noah has NEVER once, not one.single.time taken off his diaper, not ever. He has never made any attempts to take off his pants, his jammies, nothing of the sort, other than normal times, like to change clothes, take baths, etc.
BUT, I have noticed the last couple of weeks that he's been much more into his "junk" (yes, that's what we call it in my family, lol) and trying to make friends with it. The last 2 days he has been particularly "friendly" with it, but only at the sitter's. Today, the sitter took off his clothes and put a sleeper on backwards, he was being so insistent on it. Even then, he still managed to get to it, so she put his shorts on top of his diaper, then the sleeper on, and that was by 8am this morning! I am MORTIFIED. Is it just normal "checking out my body and hey, this is fun" kinda thing and he's maybe he's bored and not occupied enough at the sitter's, or should I be more concerned? The sitter says it's totally normal to be checking things out and maybe I'm just hyper-sensitive to it because I've lived through what happens when this goes to the extreme? I haven't seen much evidence of anything at home, other than pulling on it when we're changing his diaper (yes, he's still wearing diapers, but we're in the process of potty training--which has completely gone to nothing the last couple of days as well) and in the tub, which I expect because it's right there.
Is Noah just bored? Is he getting this from someone else? The timing is so...odd. We were going to start him in preschool/daycare this past Monday because he's definitely at a point where he needs more stimulation and challenges, but because of the financial strain it would put on us, we're holding off until after the first of the year so we know that we can afford to get through his birthday and Christmas, along with the traveling for the holidays. I wonder if we shouldn't re-think our decision about this and presents/traveling be darned.
Ugh, I just don't know what to do about it and have been crying and so upset about it all day. Thanks for listening.