N seems to like stripping off. He’s forever removing his top (pjs or t shirt, he’s not bothered, but he does like to snuggle under blankets without a top on) and quite often the trousers come off too.
What he’s now become obsessed with, is pointing out other people who don’t have clothes on. I don’t think he’s quite connected his habit with what he sees others doing, but it is (at the moment), funny rather than embarrassing.
We were in the doctors surgery the other day and he told me
‘Mummy, he’s got no clothes on’. I looked round the waiting room and saw only people fully clothes.
‘Mummy look, he’s got no clothes on. Why’s he got no clothes on?’. I follow his pointing hand to see a poster on the noticeboard for some kind of health check, with yes, an elderly man’s back without clothing.
‘It’s fine, it’s a poster showing people they have to check themselves. It’s fine he’s got no clothes on’.
‘But he’s got no clothes on’. Cue smirks from all the other people in the waiting room.
N appears to have an innate ability to notice any posters and point them out if the people are naked. As adults, you just don’t notice as it tends to be wallpaper (obviously David Beckham would turn most people’s heads, but most posters, no). Instead, I get them pointed out to me by my 3 year old.
We popped into a supermarket the other day when the weather had heated up, and there were a couple of pre-teen boys without tops on. Of course, N couldn’t stop staring at them (although at least he didn’t comment).
Then we get him saying at dinner
‘Mummy, in the shop those boys had no top on’/
‘No, they were hot’
‘But they had no tops on’ and on and on he went.
I’m dreading summer when men start removing their tops and girls start getting their legs out in hotpants. N will be in his element pointing everything out to me.
Did your children go through a similar phase? What was their most embarrassing point out?