This morning I (38M) was doing some housework on the first floor of the house while the wife (37F) was doing some upstairs. When I finished up what I was doing, I headed upstairs and didn’t see her anywhere.
I heard the shower in the master bath running and assumed she must have needed a shower. I thought it’s been a while since we’ve showered together, so maybe I’d surprise her by hopping in with her.
Walked in on my daughter instead
I got undressed and snuck into the bathroom and as soon as I opened the shower door I heard a scream and realized that my 18 year old daughter was the one in our shower.
I bolted out of the room and shut the door behind me. While I was getting dressed again, the wife came running in to figure out what the screaming was about and our daughter ran to her room and locked herself in.
Turns out the wife was in the other bathroom using the shower to clean the kitchen dust bin.
Our daughter hasn’t said a word to either of us since.
Here are what netizens think
- Don’t pretend it didn’t happened! That’s the worse thing to do. It’s better to say you’re sorry, it was an accident. She was in the master’s bathroom that’s why you didn’t check etc. Do not blame her and ask things like “why were you there anyway” too. Better to get thru the awkward talk and laugh it off later than scarring her for life.
- I don’t see why it would require a talk, it was just a parent walking in naked into the bathroom and immediately turning around when realising it was the wrong person. This is not a scarring event, just embarrassing.
- Because mature adults apologise for mistakes, and good parents model good behaviours. Literally he only has to say “Hey, I’m very sorry about coming into the bathroom while you were in there, I thought it was your mum”.