Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Let's get nekkid

Chicky has a new habit. She likes to get naked ("I nekkid!").

It started soon after this incident so I think the natural toddler curiosity about her body phase coincided nicely with seeing me sleeping in the buff.

She likes to pull her pants down - which is easy to do now that it's shorts weather - and run around trying to choke herself with her own shirt by trying to get it off by herself, but she especially likes getting naked in exchange for attention.

For instance, at night when she doesn't want to go to bed she'll wait until I put her in her crib and leave the room and then she'll strip herself down to nothing more than what the good lord gave her and wait for one of us to come back to get her dressed.

(We have a video baby monitor. A blessing and a curse? Oh yeah. The damn kid has figured it out.)

I reenter the room, "Mommy, I nekkid!"

"Yes, I can see that."
I pick her up and give her butt a squeeze, because wouldn't you? Then I get her dressed again, deliver her to her bed, and leave her with this admonishment:

"Hey, when you're in bed at least keep your pants on."

I didn't think I was going to have to say that to her until she was at least 16 years old.

37 comments:

JayJenny said...

Such good advise, at any age!

mamatulip said...

*snort* The last line SLAYS me.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

R. went through that phase too. Now she just takes off her shirt when she sees her brothers with theirs off. She also thinks she has a penis.

petite gourmand said...

so funny.
we haven't hit that stage yet, but lulu does love running up and down the hall before her bath yelling "I nudie! I nudie!"
it cracks me up every time.

Smiling Mom said...

The conversation goes like this:

SM: BC, put on your pants, we are going to the store

BC: Why, I don't want to put on my pants.

SM: You can't go out naked. Put on your pants.

BC: Why can't I go out naked?

SM: Because you'll make all the little boys jealous. PUT ON YOUR PANTS!

Am I a bad mom? I'm a bad mom, aren't I!? (Don't answer that.)

Sarah said...

Haha! Glad to know my son isn't the only one obsessed with his naked body!
We should NOT let the two of them meet...

Lawyer Mama said...

Always good advice. For any age!

We are just starting to have the naked phase. Curse those increased fine motor skills!

Magpie said...

Oh yes. My child spent the better part of a whole weekend running around naked at my mother's house. Lord knows what the neighbors thought.

kittenpie said...

Oh, ours kicks off her covers adn then hollers for them to go back on. Everybody's got their tricks, right? And in the morning, she likes to change clothes a few times before we leave... Gah!

Mamma said...

A famous refrain at our house as well. My youngest is our streaker.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Puhlease....I really thought I had years before she was nekkid with BOYS too....If Stinks is anything like her mother..I'm in trouble with a capital T!

If Chicky is anything like Stinks...you better watch out.

mothergoosemouse said...

I love that she knows that you can see her, so she gets nekkid and waits for you to come dress her again. That is the most innovative bedtime stalling tactic I've heard yet.

Blog Antagonist said...

ROFL. I can just imagine it. And yes, toddler butts just invite squeezing. My Diminutive One started sleeping naked at a very early age and I gave up trying to keep pajamas on him. He sleeps in just boxers. His Dad is the same way. Can't STAND to have anything on in bed. Me and PPO get bundled up like we're going on an arctic expediton when we sleep.

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

giggle!! We just made due with safety pins on the pj's vital areas. Thankfully none of them figured out how to open THAT!

flutter said...

That is just too hysterical

moosh in indy. said...

Until she poops in her bed and fingerpaints with it (not me but a cousin) this shall remain a funny habit to everyone but you. (Nah, poop would be funny to us.)

FENICLE said...

AGH!!!! I loved it when our son was a toddle & got out of the tub, then ran around naked as a jaybird yelling the same thing :) So innocent & modest at that age.

Major Bedhead said...

Boo used to do this. Well, she'd do it and then she'd poop in her crib. Yeah. Fun times. Oy.

Amber said...

We have at least a half hour of nekkid time a day and I'm sure that will be augmented in the summer. I'm sure the kids will have it as well. ;-)

Her Bad Mother said...

WB loves the nekkid. LOVES. THE. NEKKID.

And now you tell me that it only gets worse? Nice.

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Rock the Cradle said...

snortle.

The Impling makes a mad dash out of the tub every night just so she can run around like a maniac in nothing but the water dripping off of her.

Who am I to squash that delight? Not gonna happen anytime soon.

Oh, The Joys said...

I squeeze the butts too. I yell, "ORANGES" and pretend to pick each cheeck off the tree.

Elizabeth said...

Hmmm. Kaitlyn doesn't take her clothes off, but she does like to run around for a bit after her bath. Am I depriving her of important "nekkid" time? LOL

Thirty-One Trendy said...

I love the nekkid babies. Ya have to squeeze them. My 3 year old is naked as I'm typing. He even has a naked dance.

toyfoto said...

Everytime Ittybit walks in the door all the clothes come off. I have to say it really makes me wish I were three again.

PunditMom said...

:O !!!

Kimberly said...

ha! I love that last line.

I went through that and started wrapping masking tape around her diaper at night after she wet the bed 3 times in a row.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Video Baby Monitor. All I can say is Thank God I never had one.

For me - or on me.

Girl con Queso said...

Chicky is brilliant.

Mommy off the Record said...

hee hee

I love me some squeezable baby butt cheeks.

mo-wo said...

We are taking a pass on this though at going on three Miss Fancy is starting to get it in her head.

MotherBumper said...

Irish Twins I say our two girls are.. naked is so in this summer that I'm afraid for the teen years. This post confirms it.

Redneck Mommy said...

Are you saying nekkid time is wrong? Man, I revel in nekkid time. It's my KIDS who are always telling me to put my damn clothes on.

I heart Chicky Baby. She rocks.

(Oh, and naked baby bums...that's God's special gift for us mommas. What's better than a baby bum?)

ewe are here said...

What is it about being nekkid? MF just loooooves being nekkid and running around the house.

But, like you, I'm desperate to keep him from getting nekkid at bedtime. Because I'm not ready to face nighttime puddles.

Damselfly said...

Well, see, you've done a fine job of raising a girl who is comfortable with her body.

kristi said...

My son pulls his pants down and does the "Booty dance" I only mooned hubs once! Gosh they pick up on all our bad habits!