A Very Casual HomeMy wife and I have relaxed nude around home since we first got together, and have enjoyed the comforts of being nude since. Early on, we would throw something on when someone stopped by. While I could get by with clipping on shorts, it frustrated my wife that she also had to wear a top. She's always been one who felt tops for women were unnecessary anyplace men didn't need one.
One afternoon a friend stopped by. Jim was a good friend, and he usually just opened the door and asked if we were decent as he walked in. I grabbed a pair of shorts and slipped them on before he got to the door, and Jill retrieved her clothes from our bedroom.
As she walked toward our room, she said she was only getting shorts. She had told me a number of times that one day she was going to stop putting on tops for company, and I always told her it was her choice. I have to admit that while I was honestly fine with her views on not wearing tops, I also liked the idea of her topless with others around.
That afternoon, she returned from our room wearing only a pair of cutoff sweats. As Jim was coming in the door, Jill walked from our bedroom to the kitchen. She said "hi" on her way and kept walking. Jim had a bit of a surprised look on his face as he returned his "hi Jill", and after a pause he said "Looking Good" and smiled. I happened to turn and catch Jill out of the corner of my eye, and she was topless. I instantly got a proud feeling. Proud of Jill for being true herself, and that she didn't seem to care that she was seen topless. From that point on, she started going topless around people she was comfortable with. This included friends, some family and neighbors that we were social with.
Our casualness with clothing continues as we started our family. We have three kids (g,b,g) who have all grown up knowing the comforts of being nude. As each kid reached 5-6 years of age, we had then start putting on shorts when we did. By age 11, or oldest daughter had to wear a top when her mom did. While she didn't like having to wear shorts at age 6, she didn't seem to mind too much when a top was needed.
Our youngest daughter is a bit more of a free spirit, like her mom, and we usually had to tell her more than once to put something on. When she was 14, she asked why she ever had to wear a top at home. She saw no reason for it, and asked if she could decide for herself when and for who she covered. There was much discussion with her and with her siblings input, as well as discussion between Jill and I without interruption from kids. While I completely trusted my wife's judgement of who she was topless around, I wasn't convinced that our daughter would exercise the same discression. Jill, however, was very confident in our daughters ability to make good choices. While it's not always easy to give ones kids the freedom to make their own choices, we do have to let them grow and mature. I relented, and we allowed both of our daughters to decide for themselves when they covered up.
This discussion was four years ago, and since then we have had a topless home. Jill and the girls seldom wear tops for visitors. While they do cover for those who are uncomfortable, most friends and family have become accustomed to the casualness of our home. Our son has always been good about not bringing his friends in just to see his sisters and mom, we are very proud of him.
We know that both of our daughters have been topless away from home as well, but they continue to use good judgement.