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The Prince And The Pillowcase

Tanya Pecora By Tanya Pecora on
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DS is a "clothing optional" type of child. He will, whenever possible strip down to his birthday suit and parade around, not caring where we are or who can see him. We are trying to teach him that when we are out somewhere, or have guests over, it is not acceptable to be nude, he must wear clothes. We are meeting with moderate success with implementing this rule.

Last week our neighbour popped over for a visit. DS was upstairs running around naked, getting ready to take a bath. I came downstairs while DH finished running the tub. Nicholas absolutely loves our neighbour! Everytime G comes over DS runs up and gives him a big hug and kiss. Naturally he was torn between knowing he needed to cover up and not wanting to take the time to get fully dressed. Imagine our surprise when he came sliding down the stairs in a pillowcase. Yes, you read that right, a pillowcase! He had a big goofy grin on his face! He comes waddling over looking so proud of himself. It was working great he was covered, that is until he lifted his arms up to give G a big hug. The pillowcase dropped to the floor. Not one to be easily deterred, he pulled it back up again and tried holding it with one arm while hugging G with the other. That kind of worked. As you can imagine, we were in histarics. DH came downstairs to see what all the fuss was about. By this time DS was totally hamming it up. You should have seen him trying to climb back up the stairs in the pillowcase! I wish I had thought to grab the video camera!

While I definitely give him credit for creativity, I had to add yet another rule to his growing list: pillowcases are not clothes and may not be substituted for pants.