Saturday, January 17, 2009

Gene Pool

If you knew my husband or me when we were young kids, please tell us where the naked gene comes from! Cooper is doing this thing lately, namely he's been naked for a fairly significant amount of time each day. He wears clothes in public, or when we're Skype-ing, but he basically doesn't wear much for the rest of the day. As soon as we walk in the door he kicks his shoes into the shoebox, then peels off pieces of clothing as he walks through the house until there's nothing left. Nothing. Well, underwear because we all insist. Seriously. That's gross.

If Coop has to go to the bathroom he takes everything off, even socks. I dress him at least three times a day. I never thought I'd find myself grateful for costumes -- the only clothes he is mildly interested in wearing. But even they have a short lifespan these days. It's not like the weather permits this. It's winter around here, and in this hemisphere that means snow on the North side of the house.

So, tell me, where does it come from. Was I a stripper? Or was it my husband. Tell all.

PS -- It's getting kinda hard to take pictures of him. I refuse to let him be naked in all the photographs.


laurel said...

It comes from your side. I think I remember one of your brothers jumping on grandma's tramp with just a shirt on. Ask both Grandparents who spent naked time when they were will have your gene right there.

Glenda said...

So, I don't know if you spent significant amounts of time naked, but you loved streaking through the house and you would yell at the top of your lungs, "Naked as a Jay Bird!" (I always wondered where you got that phrase.) But, in the heat of Vegas where we lived in your preschool years, I sort of understood not wearing much, if you know what I mean.

Claudia said...

Sounds like Adam. He wears clothes in public, but strips over the course of the day. But I, too, insist that he at least keep his underoos on. The camera is out too often now, and while I would proudly show off my baby daughter in her birthday suit, Adam would be a horse of a different color.

Claudia said...

I was just kidding about Adam stripping over the course of the day. Mostly, anyway.

grandma GiGI said...

It wasn't me, I'm sure it wasn't grandpa...he won't even say the word naked! So I don't know where you'll go from here...Your Mom always wore clothes too.