Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Two Cents Tuesday
I'm stealing this from my girl Melysa over at Mely Speaks. She posted her Two Cents Tuesday and posed the question: At what age does nudity become an issue?
This has been a pretty hot topic among mom bloggers and was recent a topic of "controversy" for Hilary Swank when her boyfriend's son saw her naked after waking up (she sleeps in the nude). Moms are buzzing! Me, I don't see what the big deal is.
My son has been seeing me naked since birth, in fact, he used to suck on my nipples as his sole source of nourishment. Inappropriate? Not to me (and apparently not to the millions of other moms who also breastfeed).
My son, now 4, and I frequently take showers together (we save water and time) and I don't see what the problem is. Now, I'm not speaking for all moms, but I really feel that it's a parents business if their child sees them naked. My son is very mature for his age and understands that we ("grils") have different parts than boys and that's okay. Some children make inappropriate comments when seeing body parts or may (believe it or not) make their parents feel uncomfortable.
The only time we had an issue was when I first caught him staring at my boobies while I was applying lotion. I told him not to stare at my boobies because that's rude and they are mine. the next time I caught him, here's how the conversation went:
JoJo: Mom, I like your.....(long pause, looking around)......legs (turns and walks away giggling)
Now should I stopped letting him see me naked after that? IDK, he was two, so again, I didn't see what the big deal was.
I think children figure since we see them naked and don't make a big deal, why should they make a big deal when we walk around full frontal. Now, I'm not going to front, when he sees me naked he does say "ewwww" but when/if I see my mom naked (and I'm 24) I still say "ewwwww" so it's understandable.