Friday, January 23, 2009

Exhibitionist

I understand that modesty is often a foreign concept to toddlers. I just wasn't prepared for how much of a forign concept it would be to mine.

We've installed a baby gate in the doorway of K's room so I can have 10 or 15 minutes for my own modesty while taking a shower and getting ready in the morning. This morning after my shower I heard K making strange noises. Kind of fussing, kind of talking to herself. I almost ignored it and continued getting ready but thought better of it given her tendency to remove her diaper (and all or most of her clothes) at the slightest hint of pee (or even gas, sometimes.)

I wasn't prepared to find my stark-naked daughter standing in the windowsill of the window facing the front of the house. She had used the bookshelf under the window to climb up and was now standing spread-eagle behind the curtain without a single piece of clothing on her body. Her clothes and diaper were in a neat pile at the end of her bed. I myself was rather poorly wrapped in a too-small towel. And so, if you had ventured down our street at just the right moment you might have seen a naked toddler being removed from a windowsill by a mostly naked woman. I don't know how long she was up there but I pray the neighbors didn't see anything. Can you imagine their thoughts if they had?

3 comments:

  1. If they saw, they probably just thought, "Kids!" :-)

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  2. HAHAHA!!! I love it. Just thinking about this will get me through work tonight! :)

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  3. Given that "Like mother, like daughter" is a Biblical quote, I wonder what this says about me?! (Ezek. 16:44)

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