I stripped out of my clothes and threw them into the washer on my way to take a shower.
“Mom, can I have some juice?” one of the kids asked me as I stepped out of the laundry room.
I looked down at my necked body and was about the protest but only sighed. I grabbed the cup from the child and walked into the kitchen, filled it with juice, handed it back to the child and then got into the shower.
Yes, it’s true that I did this all while naked.
Is this my best choice? Probably not but sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do to be able to take a peaceful shower.
As I stood in the shower the water running over me, I remember a time in my life when there were only three things that I did naked. There was a time in my life that I wouldn’t dream of being naked in front of people, let alone do things while naked.
If you guess this was a time before children, then yes, you would be totally correct.
Before I had children the only things that I did naked were:
Shower- duh that is obvious even though sometimes in college the idea of wearing clothes while showering to wash them and my body at once did occur to me.
Sex- clothes really just get in the way here.
Hide from people in the gym locker room- I don’t know why because my pre-kids body was much pretty and perkier than it is today but I always felt like I needed to run and hide from anyone that came into the gym locker room. I was a pro and angling lockers to hide all my girlie parts.
After I had children, there are many, many things that I do naked:
Fill juice cups
Zip up coats
Close doors to the outside
Break up fights
Strap on bike helmets
Answer the phone
Make a tweet- if I don’t, it will be lost forever in my mind and that is just a disservice to my followers.
Answer questions like why is the sky blue or where is my favorite Iron Man toy?
Yell at the kids to stop being ridiculous
Deal with irrational freak outs
And the list could go on. It’s like I am living a regular nudest life style over here.
Now just so you know, I do not prefer to do these things naked. It’s just that sometimes, I am forced to by the children who ulitmately proceed to laugh at me because I am naked and my body is all ‘squishy and floppy’ but refuse to wait until I can put clothes on.
Someday, I hope to get back to the days were being naked is once again saved only for the shower and sex.
But right now with my house full of four demanding children, who don’t mind being naked themselves, I just don’t see it happening.
So I’ll embrace it… for now.