WARNING! I USE THE PROPER TERM FOR THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN IN THIS POST, IF THE USE OF THAT WORD OFFENDS YOU, SKIP THIS POST.
We have been teaching E that it is not appropriate for anyone to touch his penis. And if they do he is to yell, 'No!', and run to tell mommy and daddy. That we will never be mad at him if they do.
Here's where the problem lies:
When he and M are taking a bath together M will, occasionally, brush up against the general area of the groin (and sometimes actually accidentally touch his penis). And E, dutifully, yells, "No! Mommy, M touched my penis!" This happens, inevitably, at least once per bath time (so we're talking at least 5 times per week). I used to tell M that he's not allowed to do that, but then it would happen again and again and again. Now I just try to explain to E that M doesn't understand and that he can't help it, he's just a baby.
I'm afraid that E will get the idea that if this were to happen in a real situation where it was an actual threat that it wouldn't be taken seriously and that it would be pointless to come and tell me or A.
How would you handle this situation? They love bathing together so it's not really an option to not have them together, that's just mean. It appears that this is just my fate, to be constantly tell a 1-year-old not to touch his brother's penis.