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Monday, June 2, 2014

The Modesty-Children Connection

Anders, age 2 1/2, is very interested in underwear right now. He has come to realize that Mama and Papa wear different types of underwear. He seems to have a solid hypothesis going on that boys wear underwear like Papa and girls wear underwear like Mama. Naturally, he studies this by asking everyone who comes over if they are a boy or a girl and what kind of underwear they wear.

This morning he asked my friend Andrew if he was wearing underwear. Andrew said he was and Anders asked if he could see it.

Random thought: there was a lot less modesty practiced throughout history, there was a lot more comfort with the human body, nakedness, etc. The Victorians changed all that and they could not have done it very well without simultaneously removing children from the world. It is really hard to be modest around children.

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