My wife of more than 10 years has always been a bit of a nudist. Nothing public, but around the house and our pool and out in the boat she likes to be in the buff. Our son is now 6 years old and my daughter is 3. My children are being raised in the nude, the same way my wife was raised. They get home from school and their clothes come off. I come home at night to two naked kids and a naked wife. Now that our children are getting older, I think it might be time that everyone starts covering up a bit more. My wife disagrees and does not want to change. Are we doing damage to our kids here?
“Where can I find a woman like that?” </RickSpringfield>
Prudie, who once went to a “nudist colony,” a term that’s been extinct for decades, advises:
I learned at the colony that children raised to let it all hang out start wanting to cover it up once puberty hits.
I suspect this is true more often than not. However, this also works in reverse: most of the people I know who prefer to operate at Wardrobe Zero [caution: small sample] discovered that preference at just about the same time.
And you may have noticed that hubby doesn’t say whether he joins the clothing-shedding ceremony.