This morning Mom and I had a long talk about what has been bothering me. I have been thinking a lot lately about telling more of my friends about how we live here at home. I am worried about it affecting our friendship and of course the more people that know our little family secret, the greater chance of the whole school finding out.
I talked it over with my Mom and she expressed her concern about being very picky about who we tell. Her job as a teacher could be affected and in this very conservative community we are sure she would lose her job. Who wants a nudist teaching their kids how to be upstanding citizens, right?
But I told her I have been dropping hints with my friends Maddison and Allie, and Mom already knows that we have gone skinny dipping here at our pool. So I already know they are somewhat open minded. And it would be nice if I didn’t have to be so concerned about being dressed all the time while they were here. I told her that Kat and I both agree that they would not freak out, and could be trusted to keep our secret even if they didn’t want to go nude with us. I am thinking that even if they are not cool with hanging out nude with us, they would not be offended if we were more relaxed about our nudity around them when they came to visit.
Maddison and Allie are a package deal. We can’t approach one without the other. They are like my best friend Kat and I, they have been best friends since elementary school. They are inseparable, I can sometimes get one of them to come spend the night without the other…but it rarely happens.
My parents have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule here at home. If my sister or I have a friend who wants to go skinny dipping or lay out nude with us, we don’t ask their parents’ permission and we surely don’t tell them after. But this is something more than just the occasional skinny dip. This is putting a lot of trust in my friends.
My parents are wonderful. My sister and I are so lucky. And all of my friends love them and wish their parents were more like them. My mother told me that she actually was surprised I hadn’t asked her about this sooner. She said that she trust my judgement, and it made me feel good to hear her say it.
Mom thought it over and said that she agreed that Allie and Maddison could be trusted, but will talk it over with Dad. I am so happy and excited. Now Kat and I are going to celebrate by spending the day naked by the pool, planning how we are going to do this! If it all works out this will be such a great summer!