A family that bathes together stays together? I was so mesmerized by the images of an immaculately toned and coiffed Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of Harper's Bazaar this week that I barely noticed her quotes about family life inside the Paltrow-Martin household in London. Within the article, the mom-of-two describes her family's evening routine and it seems that many mamas are taking issue with it. According to the magazine:
But it's Gwyneth who gives the children their bath—"we all get into the tub together"—and she's the one who cooks dinner for them before Apple and Moses go to bed at 8:00. It's a family dinner, unless she goes out with Chris to eat at her favorite Japanese restaurants in London or for seafood at the members-only Arts Club.
The issue is not that Gwyneth actually cooks her kids meals, but that she and the kids — Apple, 7, and Moses, 5 — all bathe together. There's no clear-cut answer as to when parents should stop bathing with their kids, or even when they should cover up in front of them. Tori Spelling recently wondered aloud if she needed to stop changing in front of her kids after her son commented on her rear end.
What do you think? Is there a specific age when mom needs to get out of her tots' bath?