Friday, March 10, 2006

My son

My daughters are little nudists. They are the kind of children that protest the imposition of clothing with every cell in their body. At the age of three Pork Chop used to strip off all her clothes, throw her arms out wide and declare herself "soooo naked." There is nothing cuter than a chubby toddler body running around the house giggle from the sheer joy of having so much flesh exposed to the breeze. At the age of four Pork Chop's limbs lengthened until she no longer had that cubby toddler body. She had a little girl body and so much exposed flesh was suddenly inappropriate. Bird still has an innate love of being naked. When changing her clothes you must be quick. Otherwise the moment you get all her clothes off she will pop up and run before you have a chance to replace them. Oh, the joys of childhood.

My son is the complete opposite. Something about being naked disturbs him. As an infant he screamed his way through every diaper change, only to immediately stop once his pants were back on. At the age of one he covered his nipples with both hands whenever they were exposed. Taking him to the pool was always a treat. He is now obsessed with not showing his privates. Peeing in the potty is suddenly torture because his bottom is exposed. The meanest thing you can do to him after he has wet his pants is to refuse to give him new underwear. I tell him that if he is going to pee them, he can't have them. He hides in the bathroom until I give in. The moment his pants are removed to change his clothes one hand covers the front and the other hand covers the back. His discomfort with his body is a little disconcerting. I hope he grows out of it and becomes more comfortable with his skin. The boy hates being naked.

So imagine my surprise when Meaty bared his bottom and rubbed it on his cousin's head chanting "Nakie butt, Nakie butt."

9 comments:

Slacker Mom said...

I read back in your blog, I am here from mama tulip's.

I cannot tell you how sorry I am about your Mom.

Just wanted to let you know a random stranger was thinking about you, and feeling for you at this horrible time in your life.

Amy said...

You know, Mamma, your stories are always so wonderful, but this time, it's all about the punch line. That's just hysterical. I have a 4 year old like that. He's always been much more modest than his older sister, even though it seems backwards :)

Areli said...

That's hilarious! Kids are such strange, wonderful creatures.

Chris said...

Hmm, that is just such a little boy thing to do!! Hee hee.

Dene said...

Hi Mama, You left a comment on my blog about a mistake in the Print o' the waves stole. I have had an email from the pattern author with the correction. If you will email me with your address, I'll forward you the correction :) Dene (denebir at gmail dot com)

mama_tulip said...

I love this, especially the ending. It cracked me up.

I left a comment on your "No Knitting Content" post -- I'm thinking of you, and I know what you're going through.

tArA nIcHoLe said...

ha ha ha ! I was wondering where you were going with that story!!!!!

I'm pretty open with my body in front of Callie and Taylor, sometimes we shower togetther to save time at night. I want them to be confortable with their bodies but I have been giving them the "no one can touch Callie/Taylor's pottie spot except Callie/Taylor" talks. They think it's sillie and giggle but... hopefully it will stick with them!

knittinmom said...

Thank you for my coffee-out-my-nose moment for this morning. That is too funny!

Both my kids would go around naked at all times if I'd let them...

lackrik said...

LOL!

Funny how every kid is SOOO different!