Julia - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
We are living in the Washington DC area right now and just found out that we should not have our little boy run around naked. Not even on our deck. Coming from Germany we thought that was kinda odd. In Germany nobody would think anything if a little 5 year old girl plays at the beach naked. It is just a very normal picture. We used to hang out on nudie beaches since we were little.
We are considering to stay in the States and I was wondering where there are places where people have a bit of a more natural relationship to their bodies or naked people in general. I understand the fears since there are people out there you don't want to "present" your little ones to, but being associated with child porn and neighbors wrinkle their noses because our baby is playing and enjoying himself just the way nature made him is a bit over the top. I mean what is going on in the minds of the people who complain? We would never have thought there is anything offensive about a little naked toddler.
The other day we were playing at a water fountain and I had my son in his underpants and he was begging me to take them off but I wouldn't do it because people were already giving us the eye. He was really upset.
What do you guys think about this?