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Old 08-06-2019, 05:53 AM
 
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They told me that they shampoo each otherís hair, are you suggesting something else? They try to save time by showering together, so I understand that.

If they're forthright about it and they showered quickly and really saved time, there's really nothing to it. Just don't know why they need to tell you about it. If they were rowdy in the bathroom and you can hear their conversations from outside, or if they told you about it to complain about the size of your bathroom, or if they took too long in the shower and then you heard about their shampoo habits when you tried to listen to what's going on inside out of concern of what is taking so long, then that's a different matter.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Are they otherwise pretty sheltered? Home-schooled?

My three sons would never have gone for this. Maybe when they were 2, but not as preteens. They started getting strict about privacy around age 7.

Family customs vary, though.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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If the three of them are fine with it what is the issue?

If one of the brothers wanted to go off and shower on his own and not be a part of that but his parents or other brothers wouldn't let him -- that would be a problem.

But three consenting (and apparently comfortable) humans (brothers, at that) showering together to save time... I fail to see an issue other than a passing "Hmmm.. Could never imagine doing that! But whatever floats their boat" *shrug*
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:46 AM
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Location: colorado springs, CO
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If they didn't shower together there probably wouldn't be any hot water left by the time the last one got in.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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It might have started as a way to save time, energy and hot water. It may be easier and quicker then three boys taking separate showers and got so use to it that they think it’s normal.

When we took some girls to camp they all used the same shower together.
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Triplets probably have a relationship that many of us will never understand.


Only thing that strikes me as odd is shampooing each other's hair. Not exactly hard to shampoo one's own hair
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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I can see it saving water, but how much time do you really save? I'm assuming only person at a time can get under the water.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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These kids are really close, they play sports together and basically everything else they do is together, and really don’t like to be apart from each other. I talked to my sister, and she said that it’s normal for teen triplets to shower together so I’m fine with it as well, if she is.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Bizarre post. Why do you omit their ages? Is there a soap on a rope?

The title of the thread states that the boys are in junior high school, which makes them tweens or early teens.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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My sister is in Europe for work, and Iím taking care of her boys. They are good kids, but I found it weird that they showered together, and even shampooed each other! Are multiples supposed to be this close?

I have no experience with triplets, but I applaud how you handled this situation: you made note of it, asked their mother's opinion, and abided by what she told you. And that's that.
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