Freeform Katia

May 27, 2008

social graces, coming soon to a preschooler near you

Filed under: maja — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 12:19 pm

Maja has recently learned how to dress herself with some degree of reliability. Remember the day of stripes? Well, what I just found out is that when kids learn to dress themselves they also know quite well how to un-dress themselves, too. When you’re 3 years old and the mood suddenly strikes you to get undressed, well, you usually go with it. Doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing.

The mood to get back to nature struck Maja the other day as we were watering the flowers in front of the house. In the middle of our chore Maja suddenly announced:

“Mom! I’m a Queen! Look at me”

I look up and see feet, legs, a tummy, and Maja’s dress over her head.

“Maja, put your dress down”

“No! I’m a Queen! Look!!”

One arm has been freed, seconds later another arm is freed from the dress.

“Maja, please put your dress back on”

The dress is off, lying in a heap at her feet.

“Mom look! I’m a Queen!”

Dancing ensues as the diaper comes off.

“Maja, get in the house. Now.”



  1. Maja is at that age when whatever feels right is right. All of my kids went through the “streaker phase” much to the amusement of my neighbours. The best, however, was my niece’s daughter. Laura used to get calls from the school regularly to come and pick up her daughter who would invariably be sitting on a bench outside the principal’s office in her underwear complaining that it was just too warm in the classroom. She is much more sedate now.

    Comment by Marg Christenson — May 27, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

  2. I seem to remember a certain girl who, at a concert at the Kiwanis Theater became very fidgety and sleepy and started to get ready for bed by removing her shoes and leotards ….. we stopped it there!

    Comment by Mom — May 28, 2008 @ 6:23 am

  3. Oh, to be as free as a three year old…

    Comment by Shana — May 28, 2008 @ 9:27 am

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