I know, I know – my kids are perfectly normal, and probably just like yours. We can all share stories of our kids being naked and running around someplace – hopefully not too public – and garnering chuckles of amusement. Let’s just hope the kid is around three or four years old, not eight or nine.
I mean, they grow out of this public parade sometime, right?
Actually, my kids keep their clothes on quite well. I guess they follow mom and dad’s example of always being clothed in the presence of others. (But there was that one time, with the police officer, and the robot … just kidding!!!)
But what gets me is how comfortable young children are with being naked and how natural it is for them to take their clothes off. They must feel so free. They must feel completely uninhibited. Or maybe they’re just really warm – who knows?
They know no shame at their age, and that is such a beautiful concept. My girls don’t worry about cellulite – hell, it’s cute on Baby’s squishy butt! They don’t need to fuss about floppy triceps or chubby knees. And they certainly don’t need to compare their wee rounded tummies with a neighbor’s six-pack. God bless their innocence and freedom.
I hope they can stay this way for many, many years.
I laugh at and cherish when:
- Toddler strips in a hurry at bathtime, then runs into the bathroom with arms and legs akimbo, shouting: “I’m all reaaaaady!“
- Toddler pees with the door open (hmm, maybe because I do when it’s just us girls at home…), and poops with it open, too – loudly declaring, “POOP TOO!”
- My girls see no issue with showing any part of themselves at the water park when they change into their swimsuits. What changing room?
- Baby curls into a little ball when I remove her diaper before her bath; she is the cutest little naked baby ball, even if her teeny red bumhole is staring at me like an active volcano (strange metaphor? Maybe this mom is just deathly scared of a surprise poop!)
My friends have shared many a story of their kids stripping naked in the middle of their own birthday party – just to charge through the house seemingly for the shock and fun of it. Or of their daughter who just can’t bother to wear pajamas for bed and removes them every single night after lights out. Or the little baby boy who decided to remove not just his pants but his diaper as well at an extended family function. Why not, right?
I’m not sure what motivates kids to put on their birthday suit, but I think it’s funny at a young age. I really appreciate – am jealous of? – their shameless naked acts. Keep it coming, kiddos … while you can still get away with it!
I’m always up for a good laugh – any entertaining naked baby stories out there?!