Pink and her daughter Willow, 3, have naked dance parties. In the latest issue of Who Magazine, Pink (who graces the cover strategically posed in the nude) revealed, "[Willow] said to me the other day, 'Mama, on Tuesday I think we should get naked and have a naked booby butt dance party.' I was like, 'I'm in!'"
Does anyone know what a naked booby butt dance party is? I sure do. It's not the exact phrase my kids use to describe it, but we do have naked nudie dances in my house. My twins are 4. They know what a vagina is. They know what a penis is. And I'm not afraid or shameful to talk about these kinds of things with them. I'm also not afraid of nudity.
As a family, we are not watching Game of Thrones together, or any show with adult themes and nudity. But I don't shield myself when getting undressed when my kids are in the room. Many parents can understand this, especially if they live in a small apartment like we do -- sometimes there is nowhere to go and kids just want to be wherever you are. And so, there are some things that are just not as private as you'd like them to be, and this includes taking a shower and going to the bathroom. I take extreme delight in the times I get the bathroom all to myself without any interruptions or knocks on the door.
Being naked, however, is not a big deal to me. I want my kids to have a healthy view of people's bodies in all the shapes and sizes they come in. My kids used to sit in the bathroom while I showered and talk to me. They had to see me or they would be scared, so we only used the see-through part of the shower curtain. I had to shower. This is how it was done. They have asked me what certain body parts are called, and we've discussed the differences between my son and my daughter. My kids are curious and I didn't want to make up names for anything. So they know the truth, and I'm hoping it is the start of a healthy view of nudity.
I think it's natural, there is nothing wrong with the reality of our bodies, and we all have one. If we hide and show shame, then kids will grow up to feel shame. I want them to love their body no matter what it looks like and not feel like it's obscene. I also want them to honor their body, which is why talking about it and being open about it at an early age is something I believe in.
I don't want them to freak out if they see a nude body and think there is something wrong. So Pink, I applaud your naked booby butt dance parties and the fact that you freely talk about them.
What do you think of this? Do you talk about nudity or are you naked in front of your kids?
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