I walked back in the room approximately 2 minutes later to find him in the exact position I left him. Still watching TV (Wonderpets), still zoned out to the rest of the world, still sucking the infamous binky and holding his sister's pink blankie. Minus one small detail... clothes:
When this first started happening a couple of weeks ago I decided I wasn't going to make a big deal about it. Because we all know when you make a big deal about something unpleasant that your child is doing, it usually makes the problem worse, not better. However, I'm finding it hard to resist urging my child to cover himself.
One of the reasons that I find this particular habit so annoying is because it wastes my time. He's difficult to get dressed in the first place, often requiring
Luckily, he hasn't taken to streaking in public places. Yet. I'm sincerely hoping he outgrows this stage before anyone else has to witness my son's preference for a nude lifestyle. I already feel restricted in the activities that we can enjoy outside of our apartment, and I'm well aware of the fact that if my child goes public with his aversion to clothing we will not be able to go anywhere ever. Not to mention it will be very difficult to enroll him in things like preschool or extracurricular activities. On that "any special considerations" part of the registration I don't think it will be acceptable to write, "My child likes to take his clothes off. I ignore this behavior, hoping that it will go away soon. Please do the same." Yea, I don't think that'll go over big.