Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Budding Nudist

I can't keep clothes on my kid! He has figured out how to remove pretty much every article of clothing he has. And his diapers!

At first we thougth maybe he was taking his pants and diaper off because he was uncomfortable when he was wet or dirty. He usually fusses when he needs a change, though. We started checking his diaper more frequently.

I have come to realize that his removal of clothing and/or diapers has nothing to do with the condition of the diaper. Yesterday morning I changed his diaper and dressed him. Not 5 minutes later he was shirtless, had his pants around his knees and was working on the diaper.

I am thinking that it's probably about time he was toilet trained. If he wants to run around naked, I at least want him to potty in the toilet, not on the floor, like he did earlier in the week.

My husband came up with a solution(?) that seems to be working, at least for now. If we wrap a strip of duct tape around his waist, over the waistband of his pants, he doesn't seem to be able to take them off. I'm sure he will figure it out pretty soon. The trick is trying to stay a step or two ahead of him.

Has anyone else had this problem?


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12 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

Christina,

No. I'm sure you're the first one ever. You and your sister NEVER did anything like that! (Ha!) Oh, the joys of potty training. Necessary, tho. Have fun.

Dad

Anonymous said...

What a great time in his life. Nothing like learning. According to Montessori, kids will continue to repeat activities until they gain mastery of that particular activity. Then it is on to something new. Removal of duct tape may not be a skill you want him to learn yet. lol

I liked dad's comments. duke, you know the secrets. Feed them back to her as they become appropriate. Isn't it wonderful to watch our progeny go through some of the thins we went through with ours?

Anonymous said...

Just can't think of an appropriate comment, Hi Christina.

LZ Blogger said...

How about DUCT TAPE?

I just wanted to wish a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! ~ jb///

Anonymous said...

If he can't keep his pants on now, imagine how he will be as a horny teen. Just kidding.

Christina said...

Yeah Steve, the thought crossed my mind...

Zinnia said...

LOL, it's normal. My toddler hates to wear clothes in the house. I spend a lot of time putting his diapers back on him.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christina, yes one of mine did this, one of my grand children as well, much to her father's horror. Love the duct tape solution.Christmas blessings to you and your family.
Cheers Margaret

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

M.E Ellis said...

LMAO at the nude kid. My youngest son was the same. Ran round naked all the time, except outside. Phew.

By the way, I'm having that 'poo problem' we discussed via email again. I'm going to have to give in and buy a remedy.

Anyway, enough of the shit.

Have a good Christmas, dear friend!

:o)

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Germany. May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

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