this is darla. she’s naked. she’s naked most of the time. i’m sorry if it offends anyone that she is frequently pictured without a top or a bottom or a top and bottom. despite the oodles of cute and fashionable clothes that come into this house, the girl likes to go au natural.
i just don’t have it in me to enforce the clothes rules yet. i know the window is closing on us and the time for her to be covered properly will be here very soon. but i just can’t start it yet. i want to get through at least one more summer of saying “ok, if you want to take your shirt off go ahead.”
she has no shame or discomfort about her body. i desperately want to extend that for as long as possible. i truly believe that a positive body image starts in infancy and toddlerhood. my hope is that the freedom to run around naked will have instilled a pride and love for her body that will last until she is older.
yes, i’m talking about when she’s a lovesick teenager. sigh. those thoughts of preparing your wee girl for womanhood do start early.
since summer has landed about 3 months early this year, please brace yourself for bare shoulders, exposed tummies, and probably a knicker shot or two because this little girl just cannot be contained. no clothes or mommas words will restrain her and i couldn’t be happier about that.