So a few days ago Travis and Grey were playing and laughing in the living room while I took a shower. When I came out of the bathroom, but before I got dressed, I came out to see what all the ruckus was about.
Grey looked up at me and smiled and I waved to him, then Micah started crying (he was taking a nap) so I went to get him.
And Travis said "you should get dressed, it's weird that you're playing with them naked."
"No it's not," I said. "Plus, they don't know that I'm naked and if they did know, they wouldn't care because they're only eight months old."
But it did get me thinking, when should nudity become "a thing?"
I mean, I don't want to be one of those moms who walks around naked with a twelve-year old boy (or two) in the house, but I don't want my kids to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable with nudity or the human body.
I was an art model at BYU for a few years, and even though the art models at my very religious university wore bikinis instead of being totally nude, a lot of the students had a really hard time even looking me in the eye after they'd spent an hour drawing me.
They would even hold loud, offensive conversations while they painted me about how "the type of students who works as art models have no decency," and "all nudity is pornographic."
I mean, seriously?
Sitting perfectly still, and not allowed to move and retort hotly that they were bigoted prudes who should be thrown out of the art department for being closed minded, and thrown out of BYU for being judgemental non-Christlike pricks gave me a lot of time to think about my opinions on nudity.
And how sometimes (oftentimes) nudity is excellent.
But yeah, sometimes it can be inappropriate.
So I'm back to the topic and I'd love it if you left your opinions in the comments for me.
How do you approach teaching modesty and reverence for the human body to your kids without somehow branding on their minds that naked=evil?
And when should parents stop being naked around their kids of the same or opposite genders?
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