Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordful Wednesday - In Da Buff



Couldn't resist more therapy sessions needed for Noah when he gets older....I mean really, have you ever seen a butt this cute? And check out the thighs. Yes, I bite them daily (I know that sounds weird, but mommies, you know what I mean!). The other thing I love, but you can't see in this picture, are the adorable dimples in his legs. Mommy has these too, but for some reason, they are not so adorable on her....

I have posted before on Noah's favorite state of being and marvel each time at the joy he gets from running around naked. I am just a little bit jealous at his complete lack of self-consciousness. I typically avoid even looking in the mirror when I am getting dressed for fear of catching an unflattering glimpse. If my husband is home when I am walking to get underwear from the dresser, I do a backward shuffle to avert his gaze from those "adorable" dimples which sprinkle my thighs. All of this musing leads me to question..."When do we lose our love of our bodies for just being just how they are?"

I think I know the WHY (insert pictures from US Weekly here....). But I want to know the WHEN. It's not that I want Noah to grow up a nudest or anything. I mean what if he had to ride the bus or something? (shuddering at naked people in buses and the germ ramifications of this....) If I could only pinpoint that critical moment when it changes from "I'm awesome!" to "What does __ and __ think about me?" Maybe I could stop it from happening just a little.

My wish would be for him to grow older, always retaining this feeling of unconditional self-love.

(I would also like to solve world hunger and create peace among men, thank you.)

40 comments:

Noah's Mommy said...

I think that is one of the cutest pictures you posted of little Noah....he is such a doll face....

Patrice said...

Too cute!! I love it! lol You're goals are very ambitious, I like that! Good luck with the whole world peace thing let me know how that goes! haha Happy Wordful Wednesday!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

I LOVE IT! NAKED BABIES ARE THE BEST!!!

Blissful Babe said...

All of this baby cuteness is killing me!

And yes, Noah is going to hunt you down when he is 16, for SURE.

I have those same dimples!! And yes, they lose their cuteness early on, don't they?

michelle said...

Um, love it!

rachael said...

that is way too cute!

jenn3 said...

This is so cute. Too bad the dimples aren't as cute on adults.

Yaya said...

Hahahaha! Priceless!!!!

Amy said...

My little boy is the same way.
Bath time is his favorite time just becasue he can run around naked.

Or when it is cute to be chubby.

Siigh, how easy babys have it.

sandy said...

Very cute:)

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Merrick is a naked baby too.

Tiffany said...

I think it happens about the same time we learn about "Santa" although I still do believe in him deep deep down...but that doesn't mean I run around naked...ugh, this just got ugly!

Adoralicious photo!

DiPaola Momma said...

Oh I'm gonna have the hubby strike this pose when he gets home.. saddly his hiny is NO WEAR near as cute as this one.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Cute picture. noah has some pretty awesome furniture to set his cute butt on.

Allison said...

Too precious!

Corey~living and loving said...

darling shot. :) I'm here via SITS. Nice to meet you. Have a great day.

Jen said...

Just love the baby butt. you just gotta squeeze it.

Ashley said...

Oh, goodness. He is a cutie!

Sadly, I think we'll achieve World Peace before we end self consciousness among all (or even most, for that matter)!

Kelly said...

I love those cute, bubbly, baby butts...not in a gross kinda way though! I get a kick out of my son's thighs too!
I popped over from SITS...I have enjoyed reading your blog and can relate to so many of your mommy stories!

Mercedes said...

my husband gets on to me for taking so many baby butt pix, but they are so cute.

Lump said...

this is SO ADORABLE. he really is such a cute little boy!

Christina Lee said...

I missed my congrats to you yesterday and I have one boy too (and enjoy wine a little too much- my preference is red) take care!

Mandy said...

DUDE. That is CUTE. :)

The Bush Family said...

I LOVE BABY BOY BUTTS, your son is so stinkin cute! And I feel the same way about grown up dimples..they are so not fun!! :) Have a great day!!

Mesa

Alicia said...

Love it!!! I would be biting him too!!!!!!! So cute!!!!

Kay Bratt said...

What a coincidence to read this post today! Just yesterday as I was standing at the stove serving up portions for my family, my husband did some little grab that made my butt jiggle. I turned around and told him to "never do that again....my butt was past the firm stage and into jiggle stage". He thought it was hilarious. I didn't. And the thought that I needed to get back into my yoga classes floated through my mind for a few seconds...and then I helped myself to a little more Spaghetti Bake Casserole...

angie said...

I think if we were all that cute we'd all find joy in running around naked too!

Congrats on your SITS day. I loved seeing you featured~!

Amy said...

Great picture, you have high expectations of accomplishments!!! My three year old has decided naked is the new fashion, too!

Lindsay said...

Love the cute nudey pic! That's too darn cute...and I don't know when that "shamefullness" sets in, either. Not three!

BoufMom9 said...

Ahhh yes! I know all about the biting chunky toddler leggies! Too cute!!!
I will tell you, my 7 yr old would still run around naked if i let him. LOL

Happy WW!

Michele said...

Darling. Who doesn't like bare baby buns? Too cute.

Eudea-Mamia said...

I'm pretty sure for girls it's about second grade.

For boys, never - I have a house full of exhibitionists (two boys, one husband).

ChefDruck said...

Adorable picture. I'm seeing the "when" begin with my 7 year old daughter, sadly. She won't wear a down coat because it makes her feel "fat". I think it's elementary school.

CC said...

This is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And your "wordful" part of your Wednesday rocks! I love this post!! :) :)

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Hiney hiney hiney! Gotta love some baby hiney!

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

P.S. No fair-why is it cute when babies have dimples but not when I have them?

chemistryofjoy said...

That picture is adorable, my eldest daughter loves running around naked, unfortunately for her it is too cold for that. I too hope that I can help my girls retain that idea of self-love and self-confidence that I remember having as a child but cannot pinpoint when I lost it.

Bar-b said...

Hi Momma!!!! This picture is yet another perfect one! He is so freakin' cute and yes, I understand the thigh obssession...Saylor is my kryptonite. This is age is awesome.

Happy belated SITS day from one sitsta to another ;)

Braja said...

And hey honey thanks for clicking and making us "official." :)) I only realized the other day that after all this time, I wasn't even a follower! How did that happen? So I clicked... and your bubby's buns are bootylicious!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

that is the cutest photo - who doesn't love a baby toosh!