Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The wet spot

Perhaps some of you more experienced parents can explain this to me.

My daughter Elisabeth has learned to take her pants off. So she does it. FREQUENTLY. Like, whenever I'm out of the room.

Today I came downstairs, and she had her pants off, AND her diapers also off. Plus there was a little suspicious wet spot in the carpet.

PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS PROPENSITY TO ME. I'm having a hard time understanding it.

And no, she has no discernible interest in being toilet trained, so you can just forget that idea.

11 comments:

Oldman said...

have you thot about nudist training? she doesn't like cloths.

Flo said...

When my daughter was 2 she became a full fledged nudist. The minute we would walk in the door she would start removing her clothes. I could not keep clothes on that child at all. Then, she saw the cat using the litterbox and decided that would be a good idea. When I tried to toilet train her she wanted none of it but would run naked to the litter box and pee in there. Maybe she was a cat in a former life?????

nancytoby said...

This cracks me up!!

We don't have any cats any more (sadly, the last two died within 6 months of the babies being born) but maybe this is a good reason to get some more!!!

TriFeist said...

Cats teaching potty training!!!! Too funny!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I think all kids do it. When Carrie was less than 2 (she's now 27) we'd be in public, her in the playpen (at a beach). I'd turn around and all her clothes would be in a pile outside her playpen. I'd redress her and 10 minutes later I was repeating the process.

Then there was the time she was in her crib, stripped off butt naked and painted everything with her diaper contents - the walls, the crib, herself. Be thankful you only have wet spots to deal with.

mipper said...

ok, thus far, we have not had this issue, but i have had friends with it. one friend resorted to "naked time." there was a certain time each day that her little boy could be naked around the house.

with my little brother, we just used duct tape to keep the diaper on.

good luck with that one.

mipper said...

you cursed me! i went to get baby out of the bed for his nap and he had pulled what dawn said above! GROSS! if your girls are doing something my kids haven't done before and you ask about it, i refuse to answer from now on. ;) gross, gross, gross! blech.

anonymouse said...

During the summer I'd let my toddlers run around in the back yard without clothes. In the winter we never kept our house warm enough for anyone to find nudity pleasant.

jeanne said...

Hey, (file under TMI) but I love running around (clarify: Inside. Alone.) naked too! Who doesn't??!!

Yeah, my daughter did this all the time at 2, and I have the (now) embarassing photos to prove it. It too shall pass.

Lynne said...

At least your child has a smidge of modesty and does it at home. My Audrey decided that the play space at the mall would be a fine place to disrobe... It's amazing how fast those pants/diapers/socks can come off!

Elle said...

I have the same problem with my husband (minus the wet spot)..everytime I turn around lately he's in the buff...I don't get it.