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Mar. 25th, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden before the Fall are described as
My children are still there. They have no shame in their naked bodies, and it is beautiful to see them enjoy their physical gifts. Whenever they have the chance, whether getting ready for bath time or stealing a moment for naked dancing in between play clothes and pajamas, my kids show off a bit. It is fun and sweet and innocent and delightful.
Yet soon something will happen that will make them change, just as Adam and Eve endured
I don’t want to be the one who squashes the fun and brings up the rules about the fig leaves! I don’t want to teach my kids that there is something about their bodies to be ashamed of. Of course, I need them to be safe and sociable, though, and soon enough they will be spending enough time away from our little Eden to need to know that naked bodies sometimes encounter trouble. Is there no way to teach them to cover up without implicitly teaching them to be ashamed?