Today I celebrate the bare bottom of my son. Today I celebrate his cute little behind running around the house naked as the day he was born. Today I celebrate his smile, voice and joyous laugh. The laugh I have come to hear more and more these days. The laugh that has replaced the screams and cries and squeals of a child fighting furiously to claw his skin through his clothing. Today I celebrate a rebirth of my son and his baby smooth bottom and his flawless complexion
Today I celebrate the love that I have for my son and how I just cannot keep my hands off him.
Since birth, Harrison has suffered from chronic eczema brought on from food & environmental allergies. Only recently did we began to see an improvement in his condition, undoubtedly from the elimination of our carpets from our house, which are known to hold massive amounts of allergens.
This photo, along with Harrison’s current obsession to run around naked, may not seem like a big deal to you, but, to us, it signifies a liberation. It indicates the freedom from being constantly covered up.
You see, up until just a few weeks ago, we were forced to keep him dressed in his footie pajamas to prevent him from scratching his ankles and elbows to the point of bleeding during an eczema flare up. He wore pajamas to the supermarket, to our friend’s & family’s houses, and to pick up his sister from school. He wore his pajamas so much, he would wear holes in the knees and soles of the footies.
So, you see, the simple act of allowing him to play unclothed is more than just a simple disregard for apparel. It’s a full on celebration of his freedom and redemption from a world of constant discomfort. Today we celebrate his clear skin and his gorgeous face, because it’s the best it’s ever looked and it’s the smoothest it’s ever been.
I love you Harrison and I’m so happy to see you free from the bondage of your clothes. ?