All parents have had those awkward moments when our kids see something that we would rather them not to see. Perhaps an intimate moment that was glanced upon by young eyes. Maybe they "heard noises" and went to check on Mommy, only to find Mommy and Daddy wrestling...naked......
Well, this is not one of those moments. This is a moment in which those cute, little toddlers can make something so innocent seem...um...."distasteful."
When I look at my wedding picture, I am filled with happy memories. I remember how excited I was to marry Anthony. I was even more excited to go on our honeymoon. The photographer was a perfectionist and took forever. The food was great and I had a BALL dancing. Family and friends surrounded us with pure joy for our union. All in all, it is still one of the most memorable and joyful days of my life.
But now, whenever I look at this picture, I will think back to what my precious daughter said.
Eve: Mommy, that's a picture of you.
Eve: And that's Daddy.
Eve: Daddy is giving you a hug.
Me: (I sit up to see what she's looking at. It's the same wedding photo you see here.) You are right Eve. Daddy is giving Mommy a hug.
Eve: And Mommy is getting naked.
Me: No, Eve. I am not.
Eve: Yes you are. Mommy, you are getting naked. You takin your clothes off. See Mommy, you getting naked. (She points to the picture as if I need clarification.)
Me: Eve...I am NOT getting naked. I have on a dress. It is just showing my shoulders.
Eve: (She looks at me with a stern and serious look.) Mom, I see you getting nakedRIGHT THERE while Daddy is hugging you. (She then leaves the room.)
Can you just imagine Eve telling someone that we have a picture of Daddy hugging Mommy while she is getting naked?!?!?!?!?! What kind of people would they think we are?!?!?!
Mommy Phoebe Free
These are simple letters to my kids...about their antics.