I have a certain parenting practice that really makes others uneasy. I sleep with my babies. I breastfeed my toddlers. I tried a natural birth after my c-section (VBAC).
And perhaps the one that gets the most comments?
I let my toddlers run around sans clothing.
They do this more often if it is really warm outside and in the house. Every morning I do my morning thing – feed them breakfast and pull out their clothes to dress them. When the dressing them becomes a game of tag (and tagging her leads to crying and screaming) I usually just give in. Because you see, I think my children deserve naked days. ‘
Don’t adults have naked days?
I remember Joey from Friends had Naked Tuesdays!
So if adults are allowed to be naked in their own house, why are children expected to always be dressed?
My children always dress appropriately when we leave the house. It is when we are at home, around only family members, that they want to be free from the burden of apparel. And I am not going to stand in the way of their freedom.
So of all my “odd” parenting practices, I think the one that adults participate in too, should be the one that they criticize me the least for.