After my most recent pneumonia-inducing attempt at a bath, I declared that I couldn't take it anymore, and that I was going to the in-laws to take a shower in the morning before school. To which my husband replied...
"Why don't you just shower at school?"
Excuse me? I have never showered in a communal-all-out-in-the-open-for-free-peeks shower and I'd rather not start.
My husband is really sympathetic so he said, "Wow dear. You show grow up and be an adult. No one else thinks this is weird. It's not a big deal."
Now I may be totally off my prima donna rocker, but I don't think that I'm the only girl out there who has yet to shower in a public watering hole. If I remember right, NO ONE in junior high dared shower after P.E. in the girls locker room. One girl did once (in her underwear--hehe), and she was forever labeled and marginalized.
In fact! I once talked to the building planner for BYU and he said they were considering taking out the showers in the girl's locker room because they are the most unused waste of space on campus. So there! I know that showering in locker rooms is like a coming of age rite for boys so can't expect my husband to understand, but do I have any female sympathy out there?...
...or do I need to put on (or take off) my big girl panties and be an adult?