There are a couple times when nudity surprises you (… my sister texted me a photo of a naked guy walking down her Miami Beach street during Gay Pride Week … I can never unsee that…), but as a mom I get pretty used to nude kids. Bathtime, getting dressed, kids refusing to get dressed … etc.
But when I walk into my 3yo’s bedroom to get her from a nap she obviously won’t take and she’s stark naked THAT is a real shocker. This has happened half a dozen times over the past month, and each time I really don’t know whether I should laugh, admonish her, or pretend it’s no biggie and just redress her.
The really funny thing is that she puts her clothes – including her underwear – on her stuffed animals! I think to myself, “Who really needs the clothes here – her buddies or her?”
Obviously this logical question is not one my toddler asks.