Is It Normal For My Toddler Son To Be Obsessed With My Naked Body?!
I love my son. Truly adore him. However, I would be lying if I didn’t freak out a little when finding out we’d have a son. That day we heard the sonogram tech’s voice tell us our baby was a boy, my cooler-than-cool husband literally leaped with joy. He was so happy! I also have always wanted a son. My friends with boys talk about that insane love a boy has for their mother, and I wanted desperately to know how that love felt. But, seriously. No one ever told me how much love this kid would have for me!
Just like my first child, a girl, I breast fed my son for the first 15 months of life. He took to the breast like a champ, giving me not a single issue, unlike his older sister. When we finally weaned, his enthusiasms to be near my chest never diminished. As a soothing technique, he buries his face to my chest as though he is nursing, pursing his lips as if he were suckling. Since he only really does this when he’s scared or tired, I let him. And honestly, I secretly love knowing that he remains connected to our breastfeeding days in a small way.
But, please do tell me if this is normal—why is my toddler son so obsessed with my naked body?! Do all moms to boys deal with this kind of, um, affection?
At not even 18 months of age, I can’t shower around my son without his eyes popping out of his skull. As I’m getting dressed, he follows behind me and checks me out from all angles. As we’re walking through the grocery store, he’ll stuff his hands down my shirt…just to make sure the girls are still there?
I’m not a new mom, I know this is normal; if anything, I find humor in my boy’s adoration for his mama’s most natural state. I know this is just a phase of development for a…toddler? For some reason I thought I had a few years before his fascination with the woman form really took hold of his behaviors!
I love my boy to the moon and back, but I wouldn’t mind if his obsession with my naked body waned. I can’t be the only mom that feels this way!
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