I Don't Like Being Naked — Don't Judge Me | Ravishly
I recently caught myself looking at the floor when I got out of the shower as I blindly reached for my robe. I was always a little overweight most of my adult life, but nothing compared to what I am now. I thought turning 40 was going to be amazing, but two years later and 30 pounds heavier I am wondering—who in the hell is the person looking back at me in the mirror? Getting old feels like a cruel joke, and I just want to scream at God; this is so freaking unfair. And before you try to solve my problem with diet and exercise, been there done that, and still doing it. Guess what—I still look the same.
On the beach, my German in-laws and husband undress quickly and efficiently, without making any effort to hide. Meanwhile, I am performing back-breaking acrobatics to hold my towel in place while simultaneously removing my clothes and then trying to put on my swimming suit. I am the type who, when she finds herself in a communal dressing room, panics until she finds a toilet or any place to hide and then change. I never like to show skin. I feel most comfortable in my usual jeans and long-sleeve t-shirt combo.
At some point, you needed to get out of the shower in front of your young child — or get dressed or use the toilet — and you either decided to bare it all or cover up. When kids are very young, the consensus seems to be yes, since babies and toddlers are generally oblivious to nudity. She adds that parents need to be on the lookout for any changes to that comfort level. There are a number of reasons you might want to be naked in front of your kids — and an equal number of reasons you might choose a modicum of modesty. When you have very young kids, occasionally being naked in front of them is often a given.