My Son, the Nudist

Juliette usually goes to bed earlier than I do. She has to get up earlier and, anyway, she likes to fall asleep with the TV on, which I can't do. Tonight, like most nights, after the chores were all done and our watching-TV-together time was done, we said our goodnights and she went in to check on Jason on her way to bed.

About a minute later she came back into the living room, stifling a grin. "You have to come see this," she said. I got up and went down the hall to his bedroom door and, peeking my head in, I was greeted with the sight of my son's peaceful, sleeping, completely naked figure.

Now, for whatever reason, Jason has been taking off his pajamas in the night for a while now. It doesn't happen every night, but it happens often enough to no longer be surprising, even if it is still funny. Call it once a week or so. This is the first time that he's gone the full monty, though.

Juliette and I stood there snickering for a few minutes, and I snapped a few pictures to show his future girlfriends. (Which, so you know, I won't be posting on the Internet.) He stayed sound asleep through the whole thing, and even when I lifted half his body to get his new pull-up on, he barely even twitched. I have to admit to a little jealousy at the luxury he has of sleeping that hard.

I'm not sure whether or not he'll keep this pull-up on all night--he does tend to stir in the wee hours of the morning, and who knows what his sleep-addled toddler mind will think is a good idea at 3 AM. If nothing else, though, it'll be interesting to see if this becomes a pattern.


Mike Sakasegawa:

He did it again tonight. I guess it is becoming a pattern.


Is the discarded pull-up wet when you find it? Thomas had a similar phase (including the odd sleeping positions) and I always figured he didn't like the feel of the pull-up when it was wet.

Mike Sakasegawa:

Nope, totally dry. I'm fairly certain he just likes being naked. He did it again this morning. First thing he did upon waking was to ask if he could take off his pull-up (which at that point was wet) and then he just walked around naked until after breakfast. I talked to him a bunch and got him to agree that he needs to wear his pull-up when he's in bed, but we'll see how long that lasts. After all, he also usually agrees that he needs to be a good listener, even when he doesn't want to do whatever it is he's being told to do.