Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"We Could Get Nuuuuude!"
Following that cell-phone commercial on TV, depicting the family that mistakenly visits a nude beach on their vacation, and the little girl in the commercial asking her parents, "Why is everybody NAKED?"
Bella: "Mom, why ARE all those people naked?"
Me: "Because in some places, there are nude beaches, where people can go swimming without any clothes."
Bella: (blinks) "AWWWESOME! Can WE go to a nude beach?"
Me: "No, I don't think so."
Bella: "Why not? Pleeeeease?"
Me: (laughing) "No."
Bella: (cajoling tone) "Please? We could get nuuuuuuuuude!"
I'm both mildly alarmed and a little delighted that my daughter finds the prospect of everyone running around nekkid in the surf so wildly appealing. I don't know why I'm surprised, though, seeing as how she's down with the skinny-dip in the backyard.