Friday, April 20, 2007

Clotheless Adventures with Rachel

I post these adventures because I know it'll bring laughter to some. Perhaps sympathy from others. Hopeful for notes of encouragement from fellow mothers experiencing or having experienced the same adventures with their children. And most importantly this blog acts as a journal, Rachel's online babybook.

Rachel has this fascination for not wearing clothes, or a pull up for that matter. Everyday I must dress that kid at least three times. One day last week, knowing that she had gone outback to play, I went to check on her. And how did I find Rachel you might wonder?? She was swinging on the swingset, with not a single article of clothing on...nor was she wearing her pull up. Her clothes and pull up were spewed about the backyard. She just kept on swinging with a huge smile from ear to ear.

Last Saturday we hosted a birthday party for Hannah. Having rented a bounce house to entertain the coming kids, we took full advantage of the bounce house late in the afternoon once the party was over. Sitting on the patio, enjoying the peace and quiet, I look up to see Rachel in the bounce house, bouncing, celebrating the her BIRTHday suit. Grrrr.

The other day, as I was sitting at my desktop computer, importing pictures, Rachel came to into the office. Again, wearing absolutely nothing, except for a purple ribbon wrapped around her chest, she says "I'm Ariel". That one made Steven laugh so hard he about fell out of his chair.

Besides taking every piece of clothing off several times throughout the day, she can't stand to have shoes on. We'll be in the car running errands and at every single stop, I have to put her socks and shoes back on. I can't tell you how frustrating this one is. It actually makes me pretty mad about the third stop.

I am seriously hoping that Rachel outgrows this fascination for a lack of clothing come September when she goes to preschool. That's one call I would not want "Hello, Mrs. F*****, Rachel took her clothes off in class today and hid them and we can't find them".


Kim said...

ROFLOL...I hope you took a picture of her on the swingset! That's one she'll appreciate for years to come. HA!

I had the same trouble with Abby and taking her shoes and socks off for probably over a year. It's SO frustrating! She did outgrow it though, so hang in there. This too shall pass. :D

Anonymous said...

Oh Darcy, this is the world that I live in as well. Kelly started it about Rachel's age and even now at almost 4, the second we get home and she steps on the tile the clothes come flying off. Today she decided to grace the neighbor's with her birthday suit. And the shoes, yep, same thing! Makes me nuts.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is soooo Ethan! Naptime is the worst. Every day he's completely naked when he gets up. And now that he's interested in potty training, it's even worse!

And the shoe thing drives me nuts too. Sandal season is welcome... they take less time than socks and tennis shoes. :)

You have my complete sympathy!

Melany aka Supermom said...

LOL I love this!!! Thankfully my kids have been quite content to wear cloths. And even better yet, our kids don't wear shoes! Well...except for the winter which is only 3 months