I've never been one of those hippie, let's all be naked and sing kum-bah-yah parents. But I do think it's important not to make being naked a big deal. I don't ever want my kids to think being naked is "dirty" or "bad". So consequently, while we don't PRANCE naked,my kids have always been welcome in the bathroom with me - ok that part is getting old seven years later, and while I'm changing or showering etc etc etc etc etc.
I just don't care.
Obviously the oldest boy is getting "older" and so, I'm trying to temper it a bit. I'm not making a BIG deal out of it - but we're kind of getting to an age where it's not going to be completely appropriate.
My proof of this are the two recent comments we had about my underwear. The first time,I was changing into comfy pants after work - and he comes up to tell me something random about STAR WARS and says "Ummmm, MOM - WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR UNDERWEAR?"
I look down (I could still see my underwear then) and said "Nothing."
He rolls his eyes and says "It's got HOLES IN IT!"
I look again, and explain "Sweetie those aren't holes - it's lace. I'm wearing lace underwear."
More eye rolls as he declares ,"Mom, I can see your BUTT! It's SEE THROUGH! Who would want to see your BUTT?"
Then - the thunderbolt about those talks about WHERE BABIES COME FROM and they WHY of Why he can't ALWAYS sleep with Mommy and Daddy hit him from above. You could SEE it on his face and he gives a disgusted grin,"OH! I know! DADDY!"
Ahem. Yes. Daddy.
Two days ago, again, I'm changing clothes and he's upstairs in my bedroom talking to me about something and he says "WOW Mommy you're so big your underwear is stuck in your butt!"
Ummm, no. I was wearing a thong.
He laughs at me when I explain what I am wearing - announcing that "It looks kinda silly your butt hangs out." And he then runs OFF laughing at my butt.
Yeah.........I am going to need some privacy when changing from now on. I don't even want to know what he'll think of my giant maternity underwear.Yes, that's my ass. SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURE it is!